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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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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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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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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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!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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¡Luchando!  Cuba's Struggle to Survive
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written by Russell Porter, fl. 1986; directed by Russell Porter, fl. 1986; produced by Denise Patience, fl. 1990 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1994), 55 mins
Russel Porter, an Australian documentary filmmaker examines how people in Cuba are surviving the hardships caused initially by the "blockade" imposed by the USA over 30 years ago and increased by the more recent loss of trade with the countries of Eastern Europe. The goal was to faithfully and objectively portray...
written by Russell Porter, fl. 1986; directed by Russell Porter, fl. 1986; produced by Denise Patience, fl. 1990 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1994), 55 mins
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A South African Farm
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written by Paul Laufer; directed by Paul Laufer; produced by Peter Henman (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 51 mins
After a five-year absence from South Africa, filmmaker Paul Laufer returned to his country to film a microcosm of a society in turmoil, a society in which whites are driven by fears of loss of privilege, and blacks are torn between the material benefits of white "Protection" and the desire to be free from oppressi...
written by Paul Laufer; directed by Paul Laufer; produced by Peter Henman (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 51 mins
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A Zenana: Scenes and Recollections
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; produced by Roger Sandall, 1933- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1981), 35 mins
In India, the most secluded section of the palace was the zenana, or women's quarters. Here, until recently, palace women lived behind protective walls and brass doors firmly shut at night. This film is an account of women's life in the Dhrangadra, in northern India, the seat of power of the Jhala Rajputs from the...
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; produced by Roger Sandall, 1933- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1981), 35 mins
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