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Adapters
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directed by Oksana Maksimchuk, fl. 2013; produced by Oksana Maksimchuk, fl. 2013 (Melbourne, Victoria: Accent Films, 2013), 1 hour 1 mins
For many years I dreamed of making a movie about my generation at the crossroads of two eras. In Brezhnev's time we went to school -- we had to tie a red pioneer tie around our necks and render the young pioneers' salute. My peers and I graduated from school in the ambiguous time of Perestroika. A few years later,...
directed by Oksana Maksimchuk, fl. 2013; produced by Oksana Maksimchuk, fl. 2013 (Melbourne, Victoria: Accent Films, 2013), 1 hour 1 mins
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Contact: Australia's Indigenous People Confront the Space Age
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directed by Bentley Dean, fl. 2002 and Martin Butler, 1960-; produced by Bentley Dean, fl. 2002 and Martin Butler, 1960- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 18 mins
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should be aware that this content may contain images or names of people who have since passed away. As British and Australian governments began testing space rockets in the mid-20th century, members of a nomadic Indigenous population in Western Australia were...
directed by Bentley Dean, fl. 2002 and Martin Butler, 1960-; produced by Bentley Dean, fl. 2002 and Martin Butler, 1960- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 18 mins
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Disappearing World, The Dervishes of Kurdistan
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 1 mins
The Dervishes of Kurdistan captures the mountainous frontier of Iran and Iraq. The Dervishes' religious faith allows them to thrust skewers in their cheeks, plunge daggers in their sides, eat glass, and lick white-hot spoons. This program shows how religion and politics are intertwined in Islamic culture.
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 1 mins
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Donkey Without a Tail
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written by Sergio Bloch; directed by Sergio Bloch; produced by Sergio Bloch (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 30 mins
Trash collecting may sound dismal, but in this film, shot in Rio de Janeiro, the people featured are undaunted, and proud of their survival skills. They make their living picking through trash in search of recyclable material and are popularly known as donkeys without a tail. This occupation traces its roots to th...
written by Sergio Bloch; directed by Sergio Bloch; produced by Sergio Bloch (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 30 mins
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Earth is Our Mother, 1, Two Indian Tribes in South America
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written by Peter Elsass, 1955-; directed by Peter Elsass, 1955-, in Earth is Our Mother, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 53 mins
Anthropologist and psychologist Peter Elsass studied two Indian tribes in Colombia and Venezuela over a 16-year period. In his film, The Earth is Our Mother (Part I), we see their different ways of dealing with encroaching white civilization. The Motilon Indians in the lowland of Venezuela gave up their traditiona...
written by Peter Elsass, 1955-; directed by Peter Elsass, 1955-, in Earth is Our Mother, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 53 mins
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Fire Eyes: Female Circumcision
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written by Soraya Mire; directed by Soraya Mire (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 57 mins
This powerful and important film is the first to present an African viewpoint on a culturally explosive issue. Somali filmmaker Soraya Mire knows firsthand about the traditional African practice of female genital mutilation. At thirteen she was subjected to it and spent the next twenty years recovering physically...
written by Soraya Mire; directed by Soraya Mire (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 57 mins
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A Griot's Story
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directed by Adam Rozanski; produced by Ozumi Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 56 mins
What is a griot? Historically, they are wandering African musicians considered to be a repository of the oral tradition. This film focuses on a master drummer, Adame Drama of Burkina Faso, a descendant of a long line of griots. He is a contemporary griot whose mission in life is to preserve his heritage and pass i...
directed by Adam Rozanski; produced by Ozumi Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 56 mins
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Guardians of The Flutes
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produced by Paul Reddish, fl. 1986 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 51 mins
High in the mountains of New Guinea live the Sambia people, a war-like tribe whose secret rituals of initiation are aimed at making their warriors courageous and bold. Only because their culture is threatened have they allowed these initiation rites to be documented on film. This is a society where the roles of me...
produced by Paul Reddish, fl. 1986 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 51 mins
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Hatred
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directed by Mitzi Goldman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 1 hour 18 mins
This wide ranging documentary travels from Berlin to Harlem to the Middle East and Australia to investigate the connection between hatred on a personal level and hatred between nations. Is there a connection between the hatred that leads to mass violence and the hatred we all feel from time to time? The filmmaker'...
directed by Mitzi Goldman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 1 hour 18 mins
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Herdswoman
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written by Kine Boman, 1973-; directed by Kine Boman, 1973-; produced by Bo Harringer, fl. 2009, Sirel Peensaar-Miell, Filmpool Nord and Filmateljén (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 58 mins
This colorful film portrays three Sami women of different generations as they follow the reindeer herds of Lapland. Their stories reflect the transition from a nomadic existence to modern life. When a court case questions their ancient rights to the reindeers' pasture, their life as reindeer keepers is at risk. Th...
written by Kine Boman, 1973-; directed by Kine Boman, 1973-; produced by Bo Harringer, fl. 2009, Sirel Peensaar-Miell, Filmpool Nord and Filmateljén (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 58 mins
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