WorldCat Identities

Singer, André 1945-

Works: 109 works in 459 publications in 5 languages and 7,967 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Social problem films  Biography  Biographical films  Drama  Documentary television programs  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Producer, tld, Scenarist, Publishing director, Scientific advisor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: HV6322.3.I5, 306.09
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by André Singer
A history of anthropological thought by E. E Evans-Pritchard( Book )

20 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Indonesian and Multiple languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The act of killing" is an examination of the murder of political dissidents in Indonesia by government sponsored death squads in the years following the military coup in 1965, in which the filmmakers were successful in persuading those responsible to reenact the killings for the camera in the fashion of American movies
Prisoner of paradise by Malcolm Clarke( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The startling true story of Kurt Gerron, a well-known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's ... [He] was captured and sent to a concentration camp, where he was ordered to write and direct a pro-Nazi propaganda film [entitled 'Theresienstadt : ein dokumentarfilm aus dem jüdischen siedlungsgebiet']"--Container
Zande themes; essays presented to Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goddess and the computer by John Stephen Lansing( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Balinese and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, rice farmers on the island of Bali have taken great care not to offend Dewi Danu, the water goddess who dwells in the crater lake near the peak of Batur volcano. Toward the end of each rainy season, the farmers send representatives to Ulun Danu Batur, the temple at the top of the mountain, to offer ducks, pigs, coins and coconuts in thanks for the water that sustains their terraced fields
Coming of age( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and career of Margaret Mead, one of the most controversial anthropologists and fieldworkers of her day. Includes original footage from American Samoa, New Guinea and Bali
Off the verandah by André Singer( Visual )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of Bronislaw Malinowski, who studied the people of the Trobriands, a group of Pacific Islands, altering the idea that native peoples were primitive savages
The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Indonesian and English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Errol Morris (The Fog of War), the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. In the 1960s Anwar Congo was a leader in Indonesia's pro-regime paramilitary group, Pancasila Youth who, along with his band of dedicated followers, was amongst those who participated in the murder and torture more than a million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals. Proud of their deeds, which have still gone unpunished, Anwar and his pals are lauded as national heroes, and are delighted when the filmmakers ask them to re-enact these murders for their documentary in any genre they desire. Initially Anwar and his friends enthusiastically take up the challenge using hired actors, making elaborate sets and costumes, but eventually as the movie violence is played out and reconstructed, Anwar's conscience begins to stir and feelings of remorse surface"--Container label
Lords of the Khyber : the story of the North-West Frontier by André Singer( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange beliefs by Bruce Dakowski( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Evans-Pritchard was the first trained anthropologist to do work in Africa, where he lived among the Azande and studied their belief in witchcraft. Later, he worked with the Nuer tribe in the Sudan. His work on witchcraft caused philosophers to ask how rational thinking could be defined; his study of tribal organization intrigued political theorists; his attention to the sophisticated religious sentiments of so-called primitive peoples has strongly influenced theologians
Divine magic : the world of the supernatural by André Singer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of mysticism, magic and witchcraft - Fortune tellers - Sorcery - Alchemy - Vampires - Ghosts - Werewolves - Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Yeti - Mermaids - Premonition
Guardians of the North-West frontier : the Pathans by André Singer( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disappearing world : television and anthropology by André Singer( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witchcraft among the Azande by André Singer( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Zande and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the role of witchcraft among the Azande in spite of their acceptance of Christianity. Focuses on its usage in adjudicating disputes, curing illness, assuring success in the hunt, and purification of the newborn
Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer Fieldwork by André Singer( Visual )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the career of Walter Baldwin Spencer, whose studies of the Australian aborigines showed them to be a people with an extremely complex and subtle, rather than primitive, culture
William Rivers Everything is relatives by André Singer( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Rivers, who originally trained as a doctor, did work as a pioneering psychologist in the First World War. This enabled Rivers to bring a scientific approach to anthropology and set the trend for anthropologists to go and visit the cultures rather than staying at home and theorizing
Werner Herzog's The wild blue yonder( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog comes an inspired vision: As humans search for a new planet to colonize, aliens attempt to settle on the nearly uninhabitable earth. Brad Dourif's performance as an alien interviewing real-life respected scientists, is followed by a personal plea to save our planet
The Shackles of tradition by Bruce Dakowski( Visual )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of the German physicist who was responsible for shaping the course of American anthropology, beginning with his investigations of the relations between Eskimo migrations and the physical geography of their region
Night will fall by André Singer( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the incredible efforts made by British cameramen to film and document the unbelievable atrocities the Allies encountered during the Liberation of the German Concentration camps in 1945 at the end of World War II
The look of silence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Indonesian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this follow-up to the documentary The act of killing (2012), the brother of a political dissident killed by state-sponsored death squads following Indonesia's 1965 military coup d'état seeks answers from the men responsible for the deed
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Prisoner of paradise
Alternative Names
Andre Singer British film producer

Andre Singer brittiläinen elokuvantekijä ja antropologi

Singer, Andre

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