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Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,267 works in 2,664 publications in 7 languages and 55,217 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Biography  Short films  Ethnographic television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Drama 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn, fds, Publisher
Classifications: GN303, 968.81
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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 )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 750 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
First contact by Bob Connolly( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the classic film of cultural confrontation that is as compelling today as when it was first released over 20 years ago. 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. Thus they captured on film their unexpected confrontation with thousands of Stone Age people who had no concept of human life beyond their valleys. This amazing footage forms the basis of First contact. Yet there is more to this extraordinary film than the footage that was recovered. Fifty years later some of the participants are still alive and vividly recall their unique experience. The Papuans tell how they thought the white men were their ancestors, bleached by the sun and returned from the dead. They were amazed at the artifacts of 20th century life such as tin cans, phonographs and airplanes. When shown their younger, innocent selves in the found footage, they recall the darker side of their relationship with these mysterious beings with devastating weapons. Australian Dan Leahy describes his fear at being outnumbered by primitive looking people with whom he could not speak. He felt he had to dominate them for his own survival and to continue his quest for gold. First contact is one of those rare films that holds an audience spell-bound. Humor and pathos are combined in this classic story of colonialism, told by the people who were there. Filmmaker: Bob Connolly, Robin Anderson
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 510 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 )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and South American Indian and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data (over 36 months spead over 8 years) among the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela. It is both an examination of Yanomamo culture, and the "functional rerequisites" of culture, including demography, territory/technology, social organization, language and ideology
The ax fight by Timothy Asch( Visual )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and South American Indian and held by 327 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
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 307 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 )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the first stages of alliance formation between two mutually hostile Yanomamo Indian villages in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. Describes in detail the preparation 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 274 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
The Nuer by Robert Gardner( Visual )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Nilo-Saharan and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nuer call themselves Naath. Only their immediate neighbors, the Dinka, Shilluk and Arabs, call them Nuer. The people of Ciengach, where the film was made, are the Eastern Jikany, one of about sixteen district tribes of Nuer. Twenty-five years ago the total population of Nuer was estimated to be around a quarter of a million. SInce then the number has undoubtedly dwindled considerably due to warfare, civil strife, sickness, drought and the general abandonment of traditional lifeways. However, those who still called themselves Naath did so with a vivid image of themselves as superior people living a superior life. Furthermore, it was impossible not to see that their lives were inextricably tied to their herd. Ciengach is a perfected plan for co-prosperity of cows and humans. Nuer existence has, consistent with life on a flood plain, an almost tidal rythm due largely to the movement of cattle into and out of the villages -- Container
To the land of bliss by Wen-jie Qin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 241 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 240 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
The Swahili beat( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Swahili beat is an upbeat look at the remarkable history of the Swahili people of Kenya and Tanzania's East African coast. Packed with the music and dance of its indigenous peoples, the film takes viewers along the coast from the fabled island of Lamu to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Kilwa, Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam, tracing the development of the Swahili culture through the intermarriage of Arab settlers, arriving from Oman in the 8th century, with local Africans. The resulting Islamic hybrid culture cemented economic and social stability. The emergence of the Swahili as prosperous merchant brokers in the Indian Ocean basin and in the growing East African slave trade made them a lucrative target for successive waves of settlers, invaders and colonizers, including the Persians, Portuguese, Arabs, Germans and British. The Swahili have withstood all these invasions and maintained their Afro-Arab Islamic culture until today. Can they survive in the face of globalization, the Internet and tourism?"--Container
A Kalahari family( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 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
The!kung san( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In comparison to!Kung San: Traditional Life, this video shows some of the dramatic changes in life-style that Ju/'hoansi had experienced by 1986. No longer able to rely on hunting and gathering for subsistence, Ju/'hoansi collect mealie meal welfare, spend money earned from army jobs on alcohol and consumer goods, and live in a crowded area with increased fighting and illness
Siaka, an African musician( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 228 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
African dance : sand, drum and Shostakovich by Ken Glazebrook( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and English and held by 223 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
Diary of a Maasai village by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 216 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
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 215 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 )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 214 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
Owners of the water : conflict and collaboration over rivers ("Tede'wa")( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A central Brazilian Xavante, a Wayuu from Venezuela, and a US anthropologist explore an indigenous campaign to protect a river from devastating effects of uncontrolled Amazonian soy cultivation. The film results from long collaboration between anthropologist Laura Graham and Xavante, and more recent collaboration with Wayuu. The Association Xavante Warã, a Xavante organization that promotes indigenous knowledge and ways of living in the central Brazilian cerrado (a spiritually and materially integrated space that Xavante know as ʹró) and conservation of this unique environment, invited Graham to tell the story of its campaign to save the Rio das Mortes. David Hernández Palmar, a Wayuu (Iipuana clan) from Venezuela, accompanied Graham to meet the Xavante and learn about their struggles over water"--Summary
 
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