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Bendum: In The Heart of Mindanao
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written by E. Anthony Collins, 1963-; directed by E. Anthony Collins, 1963-; produced by E. Anthony Collins, 1963- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 29 mins
This documentary is about the homeland and daily life of an indigenous tribal community in the tropical uplands of central Mindanao, Philippines. In this small village called Bendum, the local community has successfully struggled, after decades of commercialized logging and deforestation, to gain control over thei...
written by E. Anthony Collins, 1963-; directed by E. Anthony Collins, 1963-; produced by E. Anthony Collins, 1963- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 29 mins
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Close Encounters of No Kind
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 1 mins
Close Encounters of No Kind follows the Rabari, camel and sheep herders of Saurastra, India. Their nomadic lifestyle requires them to move herds of sheep and camels across the Saurastrian landscape to seek grazing and water. This practice has been going on for hundreds of years and during that time the Rabari have...
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 1 mins
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Democracía Indígena (Teacher's Edition)
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directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Gerardo Avila Garcia (Watertown, MA: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2000), 38 mins

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This film examines the indigenous rights revolution sweeping Mexico through the municipal elections in Huehuetla, Puebla. In 1989, the Huehuetla Totonacs formed the Organización Independiente Totonaca (OIT), and joined in an electoral alliance with the Partido de la Revoluci..

directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Gerardo Avila Garcia (Watertown, MA: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2000), 38 mins
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Gogodala: A Cultural Revival?
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written by Chris Owen, 1980-; directed by Chris Owen, 1980-; produced by Chris Owen, 1980- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 57 mins
This film examines the implications of the Australian colonial era for the Gogodala people of the Fly River Delta, Western Papua New Guinea. Excessive missionary zeal, tolerated and encouraged by the government, contributed to the almost total destruction of Gogodala art and culture.
written by Chris Owen, 1980-; directed by Chris Owen, 1980-; produced by Chris Owen, 1980- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 57 mins
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Kalahari Family, Part 2, End of the Road
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005 and Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991; produced by Lorna Jean Marshall, 1898-2002 and John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family, Part 2 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 57 mins
John Marshall is reunited with Toma's family in 1978. Like a majority of Ju/'hoansi, they have settled at Tjum!kui, an administrative post run by the South African government. They came looking for water, jobs and an easier life, but found poverty, malnutrition and violence. Desperate for a more stable existence,...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005 and Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991; produced by Lorna Jean Marshall, 1898-2002 and John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family, Part 2 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 57 mins
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!Kung, To Hold Our Ground: A Field Report
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written by Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991 and John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005 and Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991; produced by Documentary Educational Resources (DER), in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1991), 33 mins
For thousands of years Ju/'hoansi have lived in the Nyae Nyae region in northeastern Namibia. In the 1950s, most Ju/'hoansi had been exterminated or were dispossessed by white colonists and black farmers, but in Nyae Nyae Ju/'hoansi were still the only permanent inhabitants.
written by Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991 and John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005 and Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991; produced by Documentary Educational Resources (DER), in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1991), 33 mins
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Running Out of Time
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written by Abhijay Karlekar, fl. 2006; directed by Abhijay Karlekar, fl. 2006; produced by Ahmed Hussein, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 1 hour 44 mins
In many ways the heart of indigenous India, mineral rich Jharkhand is and has been at the core of India's industrial development after Independence. The indigenous Adivasi people of Jharkhand have borne the brunt of what is arguably India's most fundamental developmental conflict, which has pushed them to the verg...
written by Abhijay Karlekar, fl. 2006; directed by Abhijay Karlekar, fl. 2006; produced by Ahmed Hussein, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 1 hour 44 mins
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Standing Silent Nation
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written by Courtney Hermann, fl. 2006 and Suree Towfighnia, fl. 2007; directed by Suree Towfighnia, fl. 2007; produced by Courtney Hermann, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 12 mins
What does a family have to endure to create a future for itself?

When the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed an ordinance separating industrial hemp from its illegal cousin, marijuana, Alex White Plume and his family glimpsed a brighter future.
written by Courtney Hermann, fl. 2006 and Suree Towfighnia, fl. 2007; directed by Suree Towfighnia, fl. 2007; produced by Courtney Hermann, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 12 mins
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Aymara Leadership
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written by Hubert Smith, 1938-; directed by Hubert Smith, 1938- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1984), 29 mins
The theme of leadership is difficult to convey, especially in another culture, in which outsiders often do not recognize subtle cues and implicit understandings that play so important a role in the exercise and acceptance of authority. This film helps viewers, even if they have no prior familiarity with the Aymara...
written by Hubert Smith, 1938-; directed by Hubert Smith, 1938- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1984), 29 mins
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Highlands Trilogy, 2, Joe Leahy's Neighbors
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directed by Bob Connolly, 1945- and Robin Anderson, 1948-2002; produced by Robin Anderson, 1948-2002 and Bob Connolly, 1945-, in Highlands Trilogy, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 30 mins
This film is the follow up of First Contact. It traces the fortunes of Joe Leahy, the mixed-race son of Australian explorer Michael Leahy, in his uneasy relationship with his tribal neighbors. Joe built his coffee plantation on land bought from the Ganiga in the mid 1970's. European educated, raised in the highlan...
directed by Bob Connolly, 1945- and Robin Anderson, 1948-2002; produced by Robin Anderson, 1948-2002 and Bob Connolly, 1945-, in Highlands Trilogy, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 30 mins
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