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Across the Border: Afghan Musicians exiled in Peshawar
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directed by John Baily, fl. 1973 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 54 mins
This documentary, directed by John Baily, features Afghanistan musicians exiles in Peshawar.
directed by John Baily, fl. 1973 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 54 mins
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Acting Like a Thief
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written by Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 and P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006; directed by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996; produced by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 15 mins
Acting Like a Thief is about a Chhara tribal theatre group in Ahmedabad, India. Starting with the arrest of playwright DaKxin Bajrange (Chhara), the documentary reveals how the Budhan Theatre has transformed the lives of adults and children within the community.
written by Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 and P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006; directed by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996; produced by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 15 mins
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Actress the Bishop & The Carnival Queen
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written by Howard Reid, fl. 1989-2011; directed by Howard Reid, fl. 1989-2011; produced by Howard Reid, fl. 1989-2011, British Broadcasting Corporation (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1991), 50 mins
Examines the traditional annual Brazilian carnival where rival groups dress up in costumes and choose a carnival king and queen. It examines the history and roots of the custom, which was introduced for the slaves in the 17th century, but which was also intermerged with a festival for a West African god, master of...
written by Howard Reid, fl. 1989-2011; directed by Howard Reid, fl. 1989-2011; produced by Howard Reid, fl. 1989-2011, British Broadcasting Corporation (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1991), 50 mins
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Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia, Kites and Monsters
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written by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; directed by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; produced by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016, Elemental Films, in Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 22 mins
The film focuses on a growing boy, Wayan Yoga, and is not so much about illness as it is an exploration of the protective aspects of culture that may guide developmental neuropsychiatric processes. At six years old, Wayan Yoga is an energetic boy who flies kites and is obsessed with the monsters of Balinese mythol...
written by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; directed by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; produced by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016, Elemental Films, in Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 22 mins
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Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia, Memory of My Face
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written by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; directed by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; produced by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016, in Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 22 mins
Memory of My Face is part of the Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson.
written by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; directed by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; produced by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016, in Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 22 mins
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Africa I Remember
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written by Paul Balmer, fl. 1997; produced by Paul Balmer, fl. 1997, Music on Earth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
Tunde Jegede, a black musician and composer, bridges two classical traditions. His instrument is the Kora, an African harp lute whose roots are in the court of 13th century Mali. First introduced to the Kora in Britain by a Senegalese musician, Tunde later studied in the Gambia where he found himself immersed in i...
written by Paul Balmer, fl. 1997; produced by Paul Balmer, fl. 1997, Music on Earth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
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An African Brass Band
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Selenium Films (Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 1 hour 14 mins
This is the story of that brass band, a brass band that isn't at all like a military band. It's a dancing brass band, an African brass band, that accompanies all the big and little moments of life: national festivals, religious ceremonies, funerals, fetes and celebrations, a musical game involving a football, tune...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Selenium Films (Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 1 hour 14 mins
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African Carving: A Dogon Kanaga Mask
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written by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014, Eliot Elisofon, 1911-1973 and Thomas D. Blakely; directed by Thomas D. Blakely and Eliot Elisofon, 1911-1973 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 18 mins
The Kanaga mask is used in deeply sacred rituals by the Dogon people of Mali. Carving this mask is as important a ritual as the ceremonies in which the mask is used.
written by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014, Eliot Elisofon, 1911-1973 and Thomas D. Blakely; directed by Thomas D. Blakely and Eliot Elisofon, 1911-1973 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 18 mins
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African Dance: Sand, Drum, and Shostakovich
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written by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; directed by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; produced by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 10 mins
This documentary explores African contemporary dance through eight modern dance companies from Africa, Europe and Canada that participated in the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse in Montreal, Canada in 1999.
written by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; directed by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; produced by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 10 mins
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Ajishama, The White Ibis
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written by John Dickinson, 1946-; directed by John Dickinson, 1946-; produced by John Dickinson, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 1 hour 25 mins
Shot in Venezuela over a 30-year period, this documentary depicts the life and work of Jose Maria Korta, the controversial Jesuit Missionary with the indigenous people of the Amazon.
written by John Dickinson, 1946-; directed by John Dickinson, 1946-; produced by John Dickinson, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 1 hour 25 mins
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