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Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

Works: 1,462 works in 3,527 publications in 6 languages and 69,611 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Short films  Internet videos  Biographies  Nonfiction television programs  Ethnographic television programs  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, prn, fds, Restager , Publisher, Other
Classifications: GN303, E
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Most widely held works about Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Most widely held works by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
N!ai : the story of a!Kung woman by John Marshall( Visual )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film provides a broad overview of Ju/'hoan life, both past and present, and an intimate portrait of N!ai, a Ju/'hoan woman who in 1978 was in her mid-thirties. N!ai tells her own story, and in so doing, the story of Ju/'hoan life over a thirty year period. "Before the white people came we did what we wanted," N!ai recalls, describing the life she remembers as a child: following her mother to pick berries, roots, and nuts as the season changed; the division of giraffe meat; the kinds of rain; her resistance to her marriage to /Gunda at the age of eight; and her changing feelings about her husband when he becomes a healer. As N!ai speaks, the film presents scenes from the 1950's that show her as a young girl and a young wife. The uniqueness of N!ai may lie in its tight integration of ethnography and history. While it portrays the changes in Ju/'hoan society over thirty years, it never loses sight of the individual, N!ai. Filmmaker: John Marshall, Adrienne Miesmer
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 691 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
A Man called Bee : studying the Yanomamö by Napoleon A Chagnon( Visual )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and South American Indian and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela. Includes information about the Yanomamo, such as their system of kinship ties, their religious beliefs and ceremonies, and the growth and fissioning of their widely scattered villages. Chagnon's commentary touches on the problems of the fieldworker, and the ambiguities of the anthropologist's role and his relation to the subjects of his study
First contact by Bob Connolly( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First contact recounts the discovery by Australian gold prospectors of a native population in the interior highlands of New Guinea in 1930
Joe Leahy's neighbors : film discussion by Bob Connolly( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 435 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 uprising of '34 by George C Stoney( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Uprising of '34 is a startling documentary which tells the story of the General Strike of 1934, a massive but little-known strike by hundreds of thousands of Southern cotton mill workers during the Great Depression. The mill workers' defiant stance -- and the remarkable grassroots organizing that led up to it -- challenged a system of mill owner control that had shaped life in cotton mill communities for decades. Sixty years after the government brutally suppressed the strike, a dark cloud still hangs over this event, spoken of only in whispers if at all. Through the voices of those on all sides, The Uprising of '34 paints a rare portrait of the dynamics of life in mill communities, offering a penetrating look at class, race, and power in working communities throughout America and inviting the viewer to consider how those issues affect us today. The film raises critical questions about the critical role of history in making democracy work today. A thoughtful exploration of the paternalistic relationship between mill management and its employees, the relationship between black and white workers, and the impact of the New Deal on the lives of working people, The Uprising of '34 is "meant to challenge the myths that Southern workers can't be organized, that they will work for nothing, and that they hate unions," says Stoney. More than a social document, the film is intended to spark discussion on class, race, economics, and power -- issues as vital today as they were 77 years ago. "This is more than a story about a strike; it's a story about community. We went out of our way to make sure that we didn't make a 'which side are you on' film," says Helfand. "The thrust of this film is to give the workers their chance to speak," adds Rostock. "We're very proud of the fact that here's a film in which they speak for themselves [with no narrator]
Dead birds by Robert Gardner( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a photographic and ethnographic study which was sponsored by the Peabody Museum from February 1961 to November 1963 of the Dani, a people dwelling in the Grand Valley of the Baliem, high in the mountains of western New Guinea
To the land of bliss by Wen-jie Qin( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 352 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
(Un)veiled : Muslim women talk about hijab by Ines Hofmann Kanna( Visual )

21 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Un)veiled introduces the audience to 10 Muslim women from different backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They discuss the hijab, the headscarf worn by Muslim women
Young Arabs by Michael Graziano( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Arabs takes viewers inside an elite preparatory school in heart of Cairo, Egypt. The film offers a quiet encounter with a collection of students as they reflect on God, America, terrorism, marriage, the Middle East, and more
The ax fight by Timothy Asch( Visual )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and South American Indian and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-part analysis of a fight in a Yanomamo Indian village between locally descended groups. Includes an unedited record of the event; a slow-motion replay of the fight; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version
Cartoneros by Ernesto Livon-Grosman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."
Song of Umm Dalaila : the story of the Sahrawis( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film takes place in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria against the historical backdrop of Spanish colonialism and the Morroccan invasion of the Western Sahara. Documentary highlights the experiences of the Sahrawi women, who make up 80% of the adult refugee population. Interviews with various women reveal how they came to assume primary responsibility for the survival of the refugees
Iindawo Zikathixo : in God's places by Richard Wicksteed( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history and cultural legacy of the Khoisan (Bushman) of south-eastern Africa focusing on the aspects of their music, dance, rock art, oral history, and traditional rituals which have survived suppression and genocide. Filmed in the remote hills and valleys of the southern Drakensberg
The Feast by Robert Hass( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 292 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
Gone to pat by Mainak Bhaumik( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Bengali and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Patuas, or Juang, who live in the small village of Noya, Midnapore, in India, practice a form of painting called "pat"--Richly colored storyboards on scrolls that reflect the ancient myths of their Indian culture. This art form is transmitted from generation to generation - the subjects and styles of the paintings simply changing over the years, encompassing what is culturally appealing at the time. Myths are now being replaced by news stories and social subjects, such as domestic abuse and environmental issues. While keeping religious and folk myths alive, the pats have taken on a new purpose: to raise social awareness
Iauaretê : waterfall of the jaguars by Vincent Carelli( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaders of the Tariano Indians of the northwestern Amazon region of Brazil undertake a cultural revitaliation project after many decades of Christian missionization, revisitng their sacred places and reconstructing an old ceremonial house
Bury the spear! by Ivo A Strecker( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Multiple languages and English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focuses on the 1993 peace-making efforts of the Abore, Borana, Konso, Tsamai, Hamar and Dasanach to end decades of ethnic war in the southern Ethiopian Rift Valley."--Container
Sifakas from Madagascar( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two very closely related species of sifaka are compared in this video in order to provide some detailed information about their behavior
Barbarians, fierce and festive( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, Japanese have met aliens in reality and fantasy, and have tried to incorporate them in their world view. Historian Ronald P. Toby tells how Japanese have expressed their understanding of the foreigner as exemplified by Koreans, Okinawans, Chinese, and Americans both black and white. Location footage is blended with other visual images mostly from 18th and 19th century scrolls, showing aliens as enacted in festivals of the era
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