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Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

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Works: 1,106 works in 2,661 publications in 5 languages and 53,619 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Short films  Drama  War films  Ethnographic television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Music  Case studies 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn, fds, Publisher
Classifications: F2520.1.Y3, 363.7282098211
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Most widely held works about Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
A man called "Bee" : studying the Yanomamö by Napoleon A Chagnon( Visual )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and South American Indian and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic documentary filmed in 1952 and 1953, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. "The hunters" focuses on four Ju/'hoansi men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek hunting a giraffe is shared when they return home, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
The ax fight by Timothy Asch( Visual )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and South American Indian and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives an account of an incident in a Yanomamo village in southern Venezuela, showing how difficult it can be for the anthropologist to make order out of the seeming chaos of some field experiences
Joe Leahy's neighbors : film discussion by Bob Connolly( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, English-based and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Nine Network (Australia) Sunday program discusses and shows excerpts of the feature length film Joe Leahy's neighbors, which is the followup of First Contact. The excerpts and commentary trace 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 1970s
The Feast( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the first stages of alliance formation between two mutually hostile Yanomanö Indian villages in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. Describes in detail the preparations for a feast involving the inhabitants of the villages and presents scenes of chanting, dancing, and trading at the feast
Cartoneros by Ernesto Livon-Grosman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cartoneros follows the paper recycling process in Buenos Aires from the trash pickers who collect paper informally through middlemen in warehouses, to executives in large corporate mills. The process exploded into a multimillion dollar industry after Argentina's latest economic collapse. The film is both a record of an economic and social crisis and an invitation to audiences to rethink the value of trash. Filmmaker: Ernesto Livon-Grosman
To the land of bliss by Wen-jie Qin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the post-Mao revival of Buddhism in China, the filmmaker offers an intimate portrayal of the Chinese Pure Land Buddhist way of living and dying
Box of treasures by Chuck Olin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many years ago, the Canadian government "confiscated" numerous ritual possessions belonging to the Kwakiutl Indians and forbade them to hold illegal pot latch ceremonies. In 1980, after years of struggle and negotiations, these sacred objects were returned to the tribe. This program looks at the resulting celebration and the present-day efforts of the Kwakiutl to keep their culture and heritage alive
African dance : sand, drum and Shostakovich by Ken Glazebrook( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary exploring African contemporary dance featuring eight modern dance companies from Africa, Europe and Canada, as well as interviews with dance historians
Siaka, an African musician( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siaka Diabaté is a musician at Bouaké, the second largest town in the Côte d'Ivoire. Through his mother's family he is Senufo, but through his father's ancestry he considers himself a Mande griot. He is a multi-talented professional musician, and for the local festivals plays five instruments: the Senufo and Maninka balafons, the kora harp, the dundun drum and the electric guitar. This film shows Siaka playing in the group led by Soungalo Coulibaly before his death in 2004, including the use of jembe drums, which we also see being made. Using long continuous shots that give priority to the music and to what Siaka and Soungalo have to say, this documentary introduces the audience to a fascinating world of urban music that incorporates traditional songs and dances by griots. Shot on site a few weeks before rising of civil war, during various festivities, this film presents a living portrait of this lovable and highly skilled musician working in a traditional environment, adding another dimension to the pleasure of seeing and hearing him during his international tours. This vidoes includes the extra features: Interview with Soungalo Coulibaly (9 min), Soungalo and his group playing for a wedding (10 min). Always keeping to his favorite method, the ethnomusicologist films alone, avoids unnecessary comments and favors long sequence-shots, which, better than any other device, allows the viewer to become part of the action and to absorb it. Vincent Zanetti, Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles, 19, 2006. The film follows Siaka closely as he plays at different festivities and rehearsals. The flow of the film is magnificent in these scenes. There is a feeling of floating and living in the moment of the sequences. No pressure is felt and the camera is clearly at the heart of the action ... There is an easiness of communication between the researcher and his informants. Aleksi Oksanen, The World of Music, 49(3), 2007. Zemp's beautifully crafted film was shot on location in Bouaké in July and August 2002 ... This documentary is not a biopic but an in-depth look into how a talented young musician gets by in Africa today. July Strand, Ethnomusicology, 53 (2), 2009. Filmmaker: Hugo Zemp
Poto mitan : Haitian women, pillars of the global economy by Renée Bergan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, POTO MITAN gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. And while POTO MITAN offers an in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates that these are global struggles"--Container
The Uprising of '34 by George C Stoney( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This films tells the story of the General Strike of 1934, a massive but little-known strike by hundreds of thousands of southern textile workers. After three weeks the strike was stopped, the strikers denied jobs. Sixty years later this strike is virtually unknown, and union representation in the South still suspect
K'sai chivit : Threads of life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the sacred art of Khmer silk weaving and the role it plays in the life of a young Cambodian woman, Um Lao. This ancient art was almost lost but orgnizations like UNESCO have set up training programs to revitalize the art. The film depicts the master weaver and his student as they weave and sell their cloth. The film also focuses on the social and psychological impact this has on Um Lao
Kung San( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Footage selected shows tool-making technology, hunting and gathering, social life and children at play, and gives the viewer a feel for the vastness and beauty of the Kalahari."--Unedited summary from container
N!ai, the story of a!Kung woman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A compilation of footage of the!Kung people of Namibia from 1951 through 1978. Focuses on the changes in the life of these people as seen through the reflections of one woman, N!ai
 
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