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Gardner, Robert 1925-2014

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Most widely held works by Robert Gardner
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-part program documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
Gardens of war; life and death in the New Guinea stone age by Robert Gardner( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of photos. taken by members of the Harvard-Peabody New Guinea Expedition, arranged in sections, each preceded by an essay
Dead birds by Robert Gardner( Visual )

65 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 813 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
Arab & Jew : return to the promised land by David K Shipler( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrates both unchanging views and an evolution of attitudes by Israelis and Palestinians from before and after the Oslo peace process. This program is a journey through the psychological landscape where Arabs and Jews meet. By allowing both Palestinians and Israelis to explore their own attitudes, the film searches throught their minds and emotions for the points of conflict and the regions of accord."
Barbarians( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the origins of the Huns, Goths, Vikings, and Mongols. Shot on location featuring interviews, reenactments and narrated by Clancy Brown, this brings to life the powerful leaders, and drive that kept empires in terror for centuries
Elie Wiesel : first person singular by Elie Wiesel( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel peace prize laureate Elie Wiesel reflects upon his life, his work and his concerns for the future of mankind
The Nuer by Robert Gardner( Visual )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Nilo-Saharan and held by 524 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
Ika Hands by Robert Gardner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and South American Indian and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the highlands of Northern Columbia the Ika live a strenuous and isolated life, economically dependent on small gardens and a handful of domestic animals. They are thought to be descendants of the Maya who fled from the turmoil of Central American High Civilization's warring states to the remote valleys of Colombia's Sierra Nevadas. The Ika still inhabit a spectacular but demanding terrain extending between five and fifteen thousand feet, an almost vertical geography through which they move with prodigious ease. Their lives are filled with a multitude of tasks, which they perform with a rare dexterity and purpose. Their labors, though they belong to two quite separate realms - the practical and the spiritual - contribute equally to the well being of everyone. Both days and nights are long and arduous. Indeed, the central figure in Ika Hands, Mama Marco, is a man whose priestly calling is simply another career undertaken in addition to that of farmer and householder. Ika society is the result of quite distinct cultural choices, of what seem to have been decisions by generations of individuals to persevere with tradition and to resist the compelling alternatives offered by a ubiquitous modernity
Mesopotamia : return to Eden( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of the world's major religions lie in the valleys of Mesopotamia's Fertile Crescent. Here archaeologists are digging for the sites of Biblical stories, and unearthing clues to the dawn of civilization
Egypt : quest for immortality by Robert Gardner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Danish and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamen the world was provided with details of the ancient civilization of Egypt. In the land of the pharaohs a culture existed that believed in eternal life for all, from farmer to aristocrat. Now archaeologists are discovering the mysteries of the ancients, from preparing a mummy for burial to the technology necessary to raise enormous stone buildings
Altar of Fire by Robert Gardner( Visual )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and Hindi and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film about a twelve-day ancient Vedic ritual performed by Mambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975
Forest of Bliss by Robert Gardener( Visual )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film without voiceover commentary, involves the viewer in an intense encounter with daily life in Benares, India's most holy city, from one sunrise to the next. It looks at specifics, but also opens itself to larger concerns such as the eternal cycles and metamorphoses of water and earth, flesh and wood, and fire, wind, and the spirit
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 395 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 film was photographed during a Peabody Museum, Harvard-Smithsonian expedition to the Kalahari Desert of South West Africa led by Laurence Marshall
Warnings from the ice( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven thousand years ago, the world's temperatures suddenly rose drastically, creating a climate shift within a human lifetime that is nearly unimaginable. Miles deep, the frigid expanse holds 70 percent of the world's fresh water in a deep freeze cold enough to shatter steel. Recently things have been heating up. In 1995, an iceberg the size of Rhode Island broke off from the Larsen ice shelf along the Antarctic coast, hinting at a potential meltdown. If the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to follow suit, sea level would rise by almost 20 feet, wiping out entire cities, redrawing coastlines, and leave millions homeless
Sons of Shiva by Robert Gardner( Visual )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Bengali and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sons of Shiva is a sustained attempt to film a four-day ceremony concerned with the worship of Shiva. Devotees of the God Shiva are shown from the initial taking of the Sacred Thread through gradually intensifying action to a culmination in a variety of ascetic and self denying practices
Loving Krishna by Allen J Moore( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving Krishna is about the worship of Krishna and the meaning of devotion. It explores the rural and urban character of the town of Vishnapur in West Bengal by examining the royal past, everyday life, work in traditional arts and crafts, bazaar exchange, and sacred rituals and festivals
Deep Hearts by Robert Gardner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Fula and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic portrayal of the Bororo people of Niger, showing an annual ritual dance, which symbolizes their beliefs about containing and controlling their feelings of love
Rivers of Sand by Robert Gardner( Visual )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people portrayed in this film are called Hamar. They dwell in the thorny scrubland of southwestern Ethiopia. They are isolated by some distant choice that now limits their movement and defines their condition
Dances of the Kwakiutl by Robert Gardner( Visual )

13 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dances of the Kwakiutl is composed of fragments filmed in 1950 in Fort Rupert, British Columbia. They were made during a performance by those still familiar with the tradition of Hamatsa or cannibal dancing. This type of dance was brought to impressive artistic heights by the Kwakiutl people of the Northwest coast
Good to pull : Bon à tirer : with Michael Mazur and Robert Townsend (master printer) by Robert Gardner( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making marks, or causing them to be made as in the case of filmmakers, is what artists do. They see, imagine, hallucinate some shape, color or tone and then pick up their tools to render it in steel, light, copper or almost anything else. Here are three examples of what can happen
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Alternative Names
Gardner, Bob 1925-

Gardner, Bob 1925-2014

Gardner, R. 1925-

Gardner, R. 1925-2014

Gardner, Robert 1925- anthropologue

Gardner, Robert 1925- réalisateur

Gardner, Robert Grosvenor

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