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Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

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Works: 911 works in 2,039 publications in 4 languages and 37,288 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: F2520.1.Y3, 968.83
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Most widely held works by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
N!ai the story of a!Kung woman by John Marshall ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 648 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
A man called "Bee" studying the Yanomamo╠ł by Napoleon A Chagnon ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela. Includes considerable 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
The Hunters ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 356 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
The Feast ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yanomamo feasts are ceremonial, social, economic, and political events. They are occasions for men to adorn their bodies with paint and feathers, to display their strength in dance and ritualized aggression; for trading partnerships to be established or affirmed; and for the creation or testing of alliances. In the feast filmed in 1968, the Patanowa-teri had invited the Mahekodo-teri to their village. The two groups had been allies until a few years before this event, when they had fought over the abduction of a woman. They now hoped to renew their broken alliance, which they did successfully. Soon after the filmed feast, the two villages together raided a common enemy. A detailed discussion of this feast, and of the significance of feasting among the Yanomamo, is found in chapter 4 of Chagnon's Yanomamo: The Fierce People. The film's graphic representation of reciprocity and exchange may enrich (and be enriched by) a reading of Marcel Mauss' The Gift
Box of treasures by Chuck Olin ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the Kwakiutl of Alert Bay, Vancouver, as they redefine their cultural identity while constructing a center to house masks and other potlatch valuables. Also addresses the changing role of language, art, and ritual in the context of the modern economy
To the land of bliss by Wen-jie Qin ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 225 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 Nuer by Robert Gardner ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 221 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
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
This documentary explores African contemporary dance through eight modern dance companies from Africa, Europe and Canada that participated in the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse in Montreal, Canada in 1999. Interviews, including those with dance historians Yacouba Konate and Alponse Tierou, add insight to beautifully-photographed performances. What emerges is a fascinating diversity of contemporary African dance themes and styles. Exploring the interactions between tradition and modernism, the consequences of colonization and urbanization, the self-expression of women through dance, and the roles of masculinity and family relationships, the film is a unique source of information and inspiration for dancers, dance historians, choreographers, critics, as well as those interested in African culture, past and present
The ax fight by Timothy Asch ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 205 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
The!kung san by John Marshall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the lifestyle and subsistence changes of the Ju/'hoansi people from a hunter-gatherer society to being dependent on government handouts and jobs
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 199 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
A Kalahari family ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 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 architecture of mud by Caterina Borelli ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hadhramaut region in the south east of Yemen is well known for its mudbrick architecture. This documentary is an archival record of a stunning architectural environment that is rapidly disappearing
In pursuit of the Siberian shaman by Anya Bernstein ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Russian and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on the revival of Buryat shamanism based on the field research on Olkhon Island. Also shows a behind-the-scenes look at an indigenous shaman living on the island as he moves between shamanic rituals performed for the local clientele and shows performed at various resorts for Western tourists in search of "primitive" cultures
Altar of fire by Robert Gardner ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary film about a twelve-day ancient Vedic ritual performed by Nambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975. Explains the origin of the Vedic sacred literature, discusses how the oral tradition is perpetuated, shows construction of sacrificial altars and sheds, and introduces the principle participants in the ritual
Freedom never dies the legacy of Harry T. Moore ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary film exploring the life and times of an African American school teacher whose passionate crusade for equal rights could not be discouraged by either the white power structure or the more cautious factions of his own movement
Keep the dance alive Que la danse continue ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A unique voyage through the music, dance and spirit possession practices of the Ovahimba people of north-western Namibia and south-western Angola. Keep the Dance Alive features remarkable footage of how dance and spirit possession is integrated into everyday life from infancy to death"--Container
Hosay Trinidad by John M Bishop ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An ethnographic film about the obervance of Shi?ite Muharram rites on the island of Trinidad"--Container
The tree of iron by Frank Muhly ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents archaeological work on ancient civilization in Africa. It also deals with an African iron smelting. The tree in the film's title refers to an enormous tree of great antiquity that is the symbolic center of Haya iron production. Set in Tanzania, East Africa
Passing girl, riverside an essay on camera work by Kwame Braun ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young American ethnographic researcher in Ghana discusses issues raised by filming, the ways he uses his subjects and the ways they use him as well
 
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