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6 Generations
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directed by Paul Goldsmith, fl. 1967-2017; produced by Paul Goldsmith, fl. 1967-2017 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 57 mins
Ernestine De Soto is a Chumash Native American whose mother Mary Yee was the last speaker of her native Barbareño language. In 6 Generations, her family reaches back to the days the Spanish arrived in Santa Barbara and made first contact. Ernestine tells this history from the perspective of her female ancestors,...
directed by Paul Goldsmith, fl. 1967-2017; produced by Paul Goldsmith, fl. 1967-2017 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 57 mins
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Abstinence Comes To Albuquerque
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written by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001; directed by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001; produced by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 31 mins
Abstinence Comes to Albuquerque provides a glimpse into a nationwide debate over what young people should be taught about sexuality. Through personal stories, community profiles, and expert interviews, the program highlights the differences between a strict abstinence-only-until-marriage approach and more comprehe...
written by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001; directed by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001; produced by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 31 mins
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Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia, Ritual Burdens
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directed by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; produced by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016, Elemental Productions, in Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 25 mins
Ritual Burdens is part of the Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. The film focuses on Ni Ketut Kasih who has lived he...
directed by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; produced by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016, Elemental Productions, in Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 25 mins
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African Christianity Rising: Ghana
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directed by James Ault, fl. 2004; produced by James Ault, fl. 2004, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2013), 1 hour 17 mins
Christianity's explosive growth in Africa was totally unexpected at the dawn of independence from colonial rule and is part of a startling reversal in world history. Christianity is no longer the religion of the West. Over two-thirds of the world's Christians now live in the global South — with Africa growing th...
directed by James Ault, fl. 2004; produced by James Ault, fl. 2004, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2013), 1 hour 17 mins
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Aftertaste
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written by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980-; directed by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980-; produced by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 36 mins
Wine has been made in the Western Cape region of South Africa for over 300 years. At first, slaves and indigenous Khoisan worked the vineyards owned by white European settlers. Classified as 'Coloureds,' the descendants of these laborers have continued to work these vineyards for generations. Until recently, they...
written by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980-; directed by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980-; produced by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 36 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, From The First People
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directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012, Alaska Native Heritage Film Project, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1977), 46 mins
This is a film about change and contemporary life in Shungnak, a village on the Kobuk River in northwestern Alaska, 75 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Life in this inland community is dominated by the seasons and the river. In October, when the film begins, the Kobuk becomes filled with ice, which slowly thicken...
directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012, Alaska Native Heritage Film Project, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1977), 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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Alaskan Eskimo, The Reindeer Thief
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written by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; directed by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; produced by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 12 mins
Like many St. Lawrence Island legends, this story is set in Siberia where Chukchi, the Reindeer People, live. Pelaasi, an elder from Gambell, speaks Siberian Yupik. His mythical story, about a man who goes out in search of a reindeer thief is an ungipaghaq, a tale that has been passed down unchanged through genera...
written by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; directed by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; produced by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 12 mins
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Al-Hadji and His Wives
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written by Jie Li, fl. 2006; directed by Jie Li, fl. 2006; produced by Jie Li, fl. 2006 (Cameroon: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 50 mins
The Al-Hadji and His Wives is a film portrait of a Mbororo Fulani patriarch, Al-Hadji Isa, his savvy wives, and their rebellious daughters. The documentary provides a glimpse into their everyday lives, religious and moral practices, as well as the political opinions the Al-Hadji has to offer from his particular co...
written by Jie Li, fl. 2006; directed by Jie Li, fl. 2006; produced by Jie Li, fl. 2006 (Cameroon: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 50 mins
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