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University of California (System) Extension Media Center

Overview
Works: 1,133 works in 1,637 publications in 6 languages and 7,348 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Educational films  Short films  History  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Biographical films  Sports films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 302.222
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A World of gestures : culture & nonverbal communication( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at gestures from different cultures around the world and examines their origin, meaning and function
The Human voice : exploring vocal paralanguage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When we speak, our voice reveals our gender, age, geographic background, level of education, emotional state, and relationship with the person spoken to. This video explores the power, dimensions, and facets of this uniquely human instrument
Altar of Fire by Robert Gardner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film about a twelve-day ancient Vedic ritual performed by Mambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975
Popol vuh : sacred book of the Quiché Maya( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the creation myth of the Quiché Maya of ancient Guatemala. Gives life to the mystic history and art of the Maya, using animated drawings taken directly from classic Maya pottery
Bahia : Africa in the Americas( Visual )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of African culture are powerfully expressed in the food, art, dance, and most importantly, the Candomblé (Umbanda) religion of the Afro-Brazilian majority of the state of Bahía
Trobriand cricket : an ingenious response to colonialism by Jerry W Leach( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the Trobriand Islanders have transformed the British game of cricket over the last seventy years into a unique Trobriand sport and a colorful ritual expressing their own cultural values
Kypseli : women and men apart : a divided reality by Susannah M Hoffman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film essay on the peasant society of Kipséli, a small isolated Greek village on the island of Thira. Depicts how the people of Kipséli divide time, space, material possessions, and activities according to an underlying pattern based on the separation of the sexes, and shows how this division determines the village social structure
Gender & Communication : Male-Female Differences in Language & Nonverbal Behavior( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores the impact that gender has on both verbal messages including speech, language, and vocabulary, as well as on nonverbal channels of communication such as touch, movement, and gesture
Democratic promise : Saul Alinsky and his legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary organizer Saul Alinsky led the movement to empower disenfranchised communities through collective action. His life influenced the struggles for civil rights, the farm workers movement and redefined the very nature of political protest. This film examines Alinsky's life and influence through work being done by two contemporary people's organizations
A world of food : tastes & taboos in different cultures( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the variety of food likes and dislikes, food taboos, and food rules around the world. Shows that food behaviors are peculiar to given cultures and that each culture has its unwritten food etiquette rules
Voices of the Orishas( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic documentary which demonstrates the survival and strength of the Yoruba cultural and religious heritage in the contemporary life of Caribbean African-Hispanics. Documents a ritual ceremony that features dancing, singing, praying and drum beating, invoking the twenty-two Orishas, or deities of the Yoruba religion
The Interpersonal perception task (IPT) by Dane Archer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A test designed to find out how people form perceptions of others. Consists of thirty brief scenes showing people in various interactions. Each scene is preceded by a question about the interaction taking place
Voodoo and the church in Haiti( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and influence of Voodoo in Haiti
The Chinampas by Anne Prutzman( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Chinampa, a traditional Mexican agricultural system, and traces its long history. Shows modern day threats to this system and discusses measures to save the Chinampa
The Feast in Dream Village by Janet Hoskins( Visual )

4 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case documented in this film concerns a garden settlement on Sumba Island, Indonesia, that burned down. The feast serves several purposes: to call back spirits who lost their domains in the fire; to insure future harvests; and, to agrandise the sponsors through exuberent displays of wealth
Horses of Life and Death by Janet Hoskins( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at some of the customs and rituals on the island of Sumba and how the small sandalwood horse, brought to the island centuries ago, has become an important part of these rituals and has served as a spirit companion in the Sumbanese celebrations of life and death
The interpersonal perception task-15 (IPT-15)( Visual )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A test designed to find out how people form perceptions of others. Several brief scenes showing people in various situations are preceded by questions about the interaction taking place
To live with herds by David MacDougall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic, widely acclaimed film on the Jie of Uganda, produced by the renowned ethnographic filmmaking team of David and Judith MacDougall, examines the effects of nation building in pre-Amin Uganda on the seminomadic, pastoral Jie. Much more than an intrinsically interesting historical document, it has achieved classic status among ethnographic films owing to its remarkable success in developing a coherent analytical statement about its subjects' situation, yet at the same time allowing them to speak for themselves about the world as they see and experience it. The film explores life in a traditional Jie homestead during a harsh dry season. The talk and work of adults go on, but there is also hardship and worry, exacerbated by government policies that seem to attack rather than support the values and economic base of Jie society. A mother counts her children; among them is a son she hardly knows who has joined the educated bureaucracy. Later we find him supervising famine relief for his own people in a situation that seems far beyond his control. At the end of the film Logoth, the protector of the homestead, travels to the west to rejoin his herds in an area of relative plenty; at least for the time being his life seems free from official interference
Mammy Water: In Search of the Water Spirits in Nigeria by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Igbo and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film features Mammy Water rituals and interviewies with devotes and their leaders. Mammy Waters is a water deity worshiped in Nigeria
Masters of the wok( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks behind the scenes as Chinese master chefs prepare a twenty-eight-course banquet. Also visits an exotic spice market and a cooking academy for new chefs in Sichuan Province. Explores the relationship between Chinese cuisine and traditional Chinese culture
 
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