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Harvard University Film Study Center

Overview
Works: 78 works in 260 publications in 2 languages and 3,134 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: GN303, 968.83
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Most widely held works by Harvard University
Dead birds by Robert Gardner ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an ethnographic cross section of the life and customs of the Dani people who live in the Baliem Valley of West New Guinea. Dead birds is a term for a person killed by the enemy which is any neighbouring group of the Dani clan who engage in continual formal battles and less frequent but more deadly raids against one another. Each death must be revenged to appease the ghosts of the slain. Warriors also decorate themselves with feathers and bird-like markings as part of a belief system that the clan chose to live briefly like birds rather than forever like the serpent
The Hunters ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 440 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
Altar of fire by Robert Grosvenor Gardner ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 216 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
Forest of bliss by Robert Gardener ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Hindi and English and held by 205 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, and but also opens itself to larger concerns such as the eternal cycles and metamorphoses of water, earth, flesh wood and fire, wind and the spirit
The Nuer by Hilary Harris ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 194 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
Deep hearts ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 157 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
Serpent mother by Allen Moore ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how the Bengalis in the town of Vishnupur worship the snake goddess Manasha, a deity of the earth who is close to the day-to-day concerns of agrarian life
Flatland ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An animated film of Edwin A. Abbott's book Flatland. In a two-dimensional universe populated by a hierarchical society of geometric figures, a square is persecuted for attempting to reveal its new knowledge of a third dimension, learned from encounters with a sphere
African carving a Dogon Kanaga mask by Thomas D Blakely ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the ceremonies and rituals surrounding the Kanaga mask. Shows the ritual of carving the mask and presents parts of the ceremony in which the mask is used to release the spirit of a dead man
Ika hands by Robert Gardner ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the daily life of a small group of Ika Indians who live in the highlands of Northern Columbia
The hunters ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the life and culture of primitive African bushmen as portrayed through the experiences of four aborigines and the giraffe which they hunt on the Kalahari Desert
Full circle by Wen-jie Qin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the story of the repatriation of a totem pole by the Peabody Museum at Harvard University to Cape Fox Corporation, a Tlingit community in Southeast Alaska."--Container
Passenger a video in four movements ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Passenger is the title of a painting by Sean Scully, the well known American artist. It was shot in his studio in Barcelona in the early summer of 1997 ... The intent of the piece is to impart an experience of the engagement by Scully with the work in question, an engagement which is both physical and emotional. The only sounds are those made by the artist as he works and, occasionally, musical passages from tapes Scully listens to while he is painting"--Container
Sons of Shiva by Robert Gardner ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how the Bengalis in the town of Vishnupur celebrate the annual ritual of Gajan in honor of Lord Shiva, during which the participants renounce the concerns of daily life in order to devote themselves entirely to the service of God
Loving Krishna by Allen J Moore ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the worship of Krishna in India within families and in large celebrations including the Celebration of Krishna's Birth and the Chariot Journey of Krishna
Figure in a landscape a conversation with J.B. Jackson ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On site in various locales J.B. Jackson explains his theories of human interaction with landscape and its result as urban and quasi-urban spaces
Rivers of sand by Robert Gardner ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the people called the Hamar who live in the scrubland of southwestern Ethiopia. Points out that in this society, the men are the masters and the women are the slaves and shows how this sexual inequality affects the mood and behaviour of the people
Secondhand (Pepe) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1900s, immigrant Jews from Eastern Europe collected, sorted, and sold secondhand clothing. As the Jewish peddlers made their way through American city streets, they called out "Rags, Bones, Bottles!" Today, at the turn of the 21st Century, the used clothing industry has gone global. Fourth-generation rag dealers process old clothes for shipment overseas. Billions of pounds go to developing nations each year. Used American clothing plays an especially central role in Haiti. Old clothes tell new histories. The past recycles into the present
Edward O. Wilson reflections on a life in science by Edward O Wilson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wilson offers insight into the scientific process, relating how an interst in studying ants and social insects led him to establish the field of sociobiology. He compares scientists to mythmakers and examines the role of imagination in scientific inquiry. His passionate concern for the preservation of our natural heritage has placed him in the forefront of environmental activism
Loving Krishna from the film project "Pleasing God" : a film by Allen Moore ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the worship of Krishna in India within families and in large celebrations including the Celebration of Krishna's Birth and the Chariot Journey of Krishna
 
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Alternative Names
Harvard University. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Film Study Center
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Film Study Center
Languages
English (164)
Hindi (14)