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Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

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Works: 1,457 works in 3,814 publications in 4 languages and 62,133 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Short films  Internet videos  Biography  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 )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries 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
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic documentary, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. 'The Hunters' focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
A Man called Bee : studying the Yanomamö by Napoleon A Chagnon( Visual )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and South American Indian and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
First contact by Bob Connolly( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 466 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 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is the followup of First contact. It traces 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. European educated, raised in the highlands of Papua, freed by his mixed race from the entanglements of tribal obligation, Joe leads a Western lifestyle governed by individualism and the pursuit of affluence. While Joe may live in Western grandeur, he is still surrounded by his subsistence level Ganiga "neighbors," who never let him forget the original source of his prosperity. Joe spends much of his waking hours just keeping the lid on things. Filmmaker: Bob Connolly, Robin Anderson
To the land of bliss by Wen-jie Qin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 362 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
The uprising of '34 by George C Stoney( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 356 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]
Cartoneros by Ernesto Livon-Grosman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 314 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
The ax fight by Timothy Asch( Visual )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and South American Indian and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-part analysis of a fight in a Yanomamo Indian village between local descent 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
Dead birds by Robert Gardner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a photographic and ethnographic study which was sponsored by the Peabody Museum from Feb. 1961 to Nov. 1963 of the Dani, a people dwelling in the Grand Valley of the Baliem, high in the mountains of West New Guinea
The Feast by Robert Hass( Visual )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 297 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
(Un)veiled : Muslim women talk about hijab by Ines Hofmann Kanna( Visual )

19 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 296 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
!Kung Bushmen Hunting Equipment by John Marshall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film shows in detail all the pieces of the !Kung hunting kit and how each piece is made and used, from the collection of the raw materials to the final fabrication, including the preparation of poison arrows
The Nuer by Robert Gardner( Visual )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Nilo-Saharan and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the most important relationships and events in the lives of the Nuer, Nilotic people in Sudan and on the Ethiopian border. Demonstrates the vital significance of cattle and their central importance in all Nuer thought and behavior
Siaka, an African musician by Hugo Zemp( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 257 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
Diary of a Maasai village by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of five films by Melissa Llelewyn-Davies looks at daily life among the Maasai. The films are presented as a diary of a 7-week visit to a single village. The structure is episodic and the content dependent on various events or stories, some of which are developed through more than one film. The tapes can be used independently or together, to give an in-depth sense of Maasai life. The senior man in the village is the most important Maasai prophet and magician who is known as the Laibon. He is regarded as a wealthy man because he has so many wives and children. He has 13 wives living in the village as well as a large number of children, about 20 daughters-in-law, and 30 grandchildren. All the main characters in the films are somehow related to the Laibon, who was nearly 80 years old when the films were made. A common thread to the events of all five films is the ever-present anxiety about the state of the herds. These appear to be slowly depleting due to drought, disease and an increasing need to sell livestock for cash. Cash and/or livestock are needed by the Laibon and his kin to trade for wives, to pay off debts and to compensate for previous thefts
A Kalahari Family Part 5: Death By Myth( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1951, Laurence and Lorna Marshall and their two children, Elizabeth and John, set out to find the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. Their aim was to study and document their life and culture. While in Nyae Nyae the Marshall family documented everyday life as well as unusual events and activities, producing a massive body of work that continues to define the fields of anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking today. Encapsulating 50 years of Namibian history, A Kalahari Family represents a lifetime of documentation, research, and personal contact by filmmaker John Marshall
Margaret Mead : portrait by a friend( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Rouch filmed this loving and humorous portrait of anthropologist and filmmaker Margaret Mead in September 1977 while he was a guest of the first Margaret Mead Film Festival. As both a friend and colleague, Rouch reveals a glimpse of the legendary Mead in her later years. (Fellow filmmaker John Marshall was the sound recordist.)
Box of Treasures by Chuck Olin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 233 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
First contact : filmmaker interviews( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Nine Network (Australia) television program called Sunday, discusses and shows excerpts of the classic feature length film, First contact, showing cultural confrontation that is as compelling today as when it was first released in 1982. When Columbus and Cortez ventured into the New World there was no camera to record the drama of this first encounter. But, in 1930, when the Leahy brothers penetrated the interior of New Guinea in search of gold, they carried a movie camera, which they used to record many interactions with various indigenous groups
 
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