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Disappearing World, A Clearing in the Jungle
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directed by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974; produced by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1970), 40 mins
In common with many other Indian groups in South America, the culture of the Panare Indians of Venezuela is threatened by their almost daily contact with neighbouring creoles, Spanish-speaking peasants. However, in spite of nearly fifty years of interaction, their culture has remained distinctively Indian. The fil...
directed by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974; produced by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1970), 40 mins
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Disappearing World, Embera: The End of the Road
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1971), 50 mins
The way of life of the 10,000 Embera Indians who live in the Choco region of Colombia, South American, is threatened by the encroachments of Negro Libres (descendants of freed slaves) and by the expansion of the Pan-American highway which cuts through their land. The film's main concern is to show the effects of i...
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1971), 50 mins
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Disappearing World, Last of the Cuiva
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1971), 1 hour 6 mins
The film focuses on recent changes in the culture and society of the Cuiva, hunters and gatherers in a remote forest region of south-eastern Colombia, brought about through contact with Colombian settlers. Two groups of Cuiva are shown: one is relatively isolated, while the other has had extensive contacts with th...
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1971), 1 hour 6 mins
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Disappearing World, War of the Gods
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1971), 1 hour 7 mins
While relying on a polemical stance directed against the cultural genocide wrought by missionaries, War of the Gods also contains a wealth of information and detail about Amazonian Indian cosmology, social life and sexual division of labour. Two groups of Indians from the Vaupes region of Colombia are shown, the M...
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1971), 1 hour 7 mins
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Disappearing World, The Meo
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 55 mins
Over the last three thousand years the Meo (Miao or Hmong) have migrated south from north and central China to avoid oppression and protect their way of life. Today they live in scattered mountain villages in south China and south-east Asia; and the 250,000 of them who live in the Kingdom of Laos have suffered gre...
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 55 mins
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Disappearing World, The Tuareg
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directed by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974; produced by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1972), 54 mins
This film is about a group of nomadic Tuareg living high up in the Hoggar Mountains near Tamanrasset in Algeria. The main focus of the film is the collapse of the former economic basis of their camps. In 1962 the Algerian government banned the system of slavery and contract labour which had helped to keep the Tuar...
directed by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974; produced by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1972), 54 mins
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Disappearing World, Kataragama: A God for All Seasons
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directed by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974; produced by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1973), 53 mins
In ever-increasing numbers Sinhalese of all religions (Muslims, Christians and Buddhists) are turning to Kataragama, an ancient Hindu God, at times of trouble and desperation. Once a year pilgrims make the journey to Kataragama's shrine in southeast Sri Lanka (Ceylon) to fulfil vows by performing acts of penance a...
directed by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974; produced by Charlie Nairn, fl. 1974, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1973), 53 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 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1973), 59 mins
A community of Kurds resident in Iran on the border with Iraq forms the subject of this film. Many of the inhabitants of the community are refugees from Kurdish areas of Iraq and the villagers are Qadiri Dervishes – followers of an ecstatic mystical cult of Islam. The unusual manifestations of the Qadiri Dervish...
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1973), 59 mins
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Disappearing World, In search of cool ground, Part 1. The Mursi: The Mursi Trilogy
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directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1974), 54 mins
What made this trilogy special was that, unlike most television reportage, it had a temporal dimension. That is to say, it offered not a brutal, intrusive and uncomprehending snapshot, but a sympathetic, well-informed and thoughtful history of ten difficult years in the life of a tribe. Its insight derived from an...
directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1974), 54 mins
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Disappearing World, In search of cool ground, Part 1. The Mursi: The Mursi Trilogy (Teacher's Edition)
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directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1974), 54 mins

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What made this trilogy special was that, unlike most television reportage, it had a temporal dimension. That is to say, it offered not a brutal, intrusive and uncomprehending snapshot, but a sympathetic, well-informed and thoughtful history of ten difficult years in the life o...

directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1974), 54 mins
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