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Singer, André 1945-

Works: 134 works in 526 publications in 6 languages and 9,675 library holdings
Genres: History  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Historical films  Biography  Social problem films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Editor, tld, Scenarist, Compiler, Scientific advisor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: HV6322.3.I5, 959.8035
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by André Singer
The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Indonesian and English and held by 1,340 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. Year of Production: 2012
A history of anthropological thought by E. E Evans-Pritchard( Book )

21 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biologist and an anthropologist look at a Bali irrigation system and propose a computer model to explore the effect of changes in the traditional system
Night will fall by André Singer( Visual )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 444 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
Prisoner of paradise by Malcolm Clarke( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 432 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 )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the verandah by André Singer( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 365 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
Strange beliefs : Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard, 1902-1973 by André Singer( Visual )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 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
Coming of age : Margaret Mead, 1901- 1978( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 290 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
Witchcraft among the Azande by André Singer( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 280 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
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 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fieldwork - Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929) by André Singer( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 239 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
Everything is relatives : William H.R. Rivers, 1864-1922 by André Singer( Visual )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central Television's major documentary series looks at the first anthropologists to stop 'armchair theorising' and go out to live among the peoples who so interested them. The six part series was filmed all over the world, from the frozen Canadian Arctic to the dry outback of Australia, from New Guinea to India, Africa to the South Pacific. The programme makers retraced the steps of the pioneering anthropologists in those countries and, by following the life story of each scholar, they reveal how social anthropology has contributed to our lives
Guardians of the North-West frontier : the Pathans by André Singer( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The look of silence by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Indonesian and held by 232 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
Divine magic : the world of the supernatural by André Singer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 230 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
Disappearing world : television and anthropology by André Singer( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shackles of tradition by Bruce Dakowski( Visual )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 215 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
Werner Herzog's The wild blue yonder by Werner Herzog( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 164 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 Kazakhs of China( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Kazakh and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nomadic, fiercely independent Kazakhs live in the mountains between Tibet and Mongolia. They have adapted to communism even thouth they live away from Chinese authorities
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Alternative Names
Andre Singer British film producer

Andre Singer brittiläinen elokuvantekijä ja antropologi

André Singer producteur britannique

Singer, Andre

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