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37 Uses for a Dead Sheep
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directed by Ben Hopkins (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2006), 1 hour 25 mins
The Pamir Kirghiz are a tribe of some 2,000 people from the Pamir region of Central Asia. For the last 27 years they have lived in exile in Eastern Turkey. In 2005 an Anglo-Turkish film crew arrives in their village to work with the tribe to tell their story. (Winner Basil Wright Film Prize 2007)
directed by Ben Hopkins (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2006), 1 hour 25 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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Adhiambo - Born in the Evening
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directed by Ruth Tuchtenhagen, Wenzel Geissler, fl. 2001 and Ruth Prince, fl. 2001 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 1 hour 7 mins
‘Adhiambo’ means ‘the one born in the evening’ in the language of the Luo of western Kenya. The film follows NyaSeme, a married mother and grandmother in her late 30s, during the last month of her pregnancy and through the first weeks of her newborn daughter’s life. The first part of the film focuses on...
directed by Ruth Tuchtenhagen, Wenzel Geissler, fl. 2001 and Ruth Prince, fl. 2001 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 1 hour 7 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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The Ainu Bear Ceremony
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directed by Neil Gordon Munro, 1863-1942; produced by Royal Anthropological Institute (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 29 mins
The RAI has reedited the original film of this ceremony among the Ainu people of Japan. In the bear ceremony, now no longer performed, a specially reared bear was reverently killed and its flesh and blood eaten by the participants. The film shows a series of ritual acts with some commentary on their meaning.
directed by Neil Gordon Munro, 1863-1942; produced by Royal Anthropological Institute (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 29 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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The Akha Way
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written by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999 and Mary Flannery; directed by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999; produced by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999, Yellowcat Productions (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1999), 25 mins
For over a thousand years, the Akha people have inhabited the hills of Asia — mainly Southern China, Burma and Northern Thailand. The Akha Way or Akhazaunh, is the code by which they live. This documentary describes their origins and their culture.
written by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999 and Mary Flannery; directed by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999; produced by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999, Yellowcat Productions (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1999), 25 mins
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Alaskan Eskimo, On the Spring Ice
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directed by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1975), 46 mins
Walrus as well as whales are hunted by the Eskimos of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island. As the film opens, an old man tells of the dangers of moving ice, how people used to drift on such ice and never return.
directed by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1975), 46 mins
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Alaskan Eskimo, The Drums of Winter (Uksuum Cauyai)
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written by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 42 mins
This feature-length documentary explores the traditional dance, music and spiritual world of the Yupik Eskimo people of Emmonak, a remote village at the mouth of the Yukon River on the Bering Sea coast.
written by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 42 mins
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Amazon Games
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directed by Sandrine Leonardelli, fl. 2005 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2005), 1 hour 5 mins
Once a year, an Olympic flame is lit in Brazil announcing the opening of the Indigenous Games, the Games of the Amazon. This year, the event takes place in Porto Seguro, with 800 athletes from 30 different indigenous groups competing in traditional sports. 'The Amazon Games' tells the story of two tribes, the Mati...
directed by Sandrine Leonardelli, fl. 2005 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2005), 1 hour 5 mins
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