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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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The Bharvad Predicament
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 50 mins
Bharvad cattle herdsmen have been nomadic pastorlalists for centuries. This film presents the conflict that has arisen between the local, landholding Kanbi farmers and the Bharvad in Dhrangadhra, western India.
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 50 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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Cubanos, Life and Death of a Revolution
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written by Yan Giroux, fl. 2007; directed by Yan Giroux, fl. 2007; produced by Jérôme Couture, fl. 2010 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 22 mins
Cubanos draws an impressionist portrait of the international Cuban community, whose identity has been fragmented by 48 years of dictatorship, as it struggles to leave the 20th century behind.
written by Yan Giroux, fl. 2007; directed by Yan Giroux, fl. 2007; produced by Jérôme Couture, fl. 2010 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 22 mins
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Faces of Change, Kenya: Harambee (
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written by David MacDougall, 1939- and James Blue, 1930-; directed by David MacDougall, 1939- and James Blue, 1930-, in Faces of Change (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 19 mins
Harambee is a traditional Swahili chant meaning heave-ho or pull together the slogan for a united Kenya. Harambee Day or Independence Day is celebrated in this small town in North Kenya with political speeches and an auction at the native school.
written by David MacDougall, 1939- and James Blue, 1930-; directed by David MacDougall, 1939- and James Blue, 1930-, in Faces of Change (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 19 mins
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Friends in High Places
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written by Lindsey Merrison, 1959-; directed by Lindsey Merrison, 1959-; produced by Lindsey Merrison, 1959- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 1 hour 26 mins
“Buddhism and nat worship are like mangoes and bananas”Whether contending with a deceitful daughter-in-law, forecasting financial prospects for a tea shop, or freeing a husband from government detainment, Friends in High Places reveals the central role of nats and spirit mediums in alleviating the day to day b...
written by Lindsey Merrison, 1959-; directed by Lindsey Merrison, 1959-; produced by Lindsey Merrison, 1959- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 1 hour 26 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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If It Fits
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by Mark Erder, fl. 1978 and John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by Hugh Carter Donahue, fl. 1989 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1978), 58 mins
The once thriving industrial town of Haverhill, Massachusetts on the Merrimack River now resembles, in the words of one of the film's subjects, "a ghost town where you expect to see tumbleweeds come rolling down Main Street." This film examines a dying industrial town and its politicians' search for votes over suc...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by Mark Erder, fl. 1978 and John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by Hugh Carter Donahue, fl. 1989 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1978), 58 mins
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Inside the Khmer Rouge
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written by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014; directed by David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014; produced by David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1990), 44 mins
Inside the Khmer Rouge takes an in-depth look at the history, domination, and current status of the Khmer Rouge (a Communist regime) in Cambodia. The film features revealing interviews with soldiers of both the modern Khmer Rouge and those who fight in opposition.
written by Shari Robertson, fl. 1987-2010 and David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014; directed by David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014; produced by David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1990), 44 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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