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Documentary Educational Resources (Firme)

Works: 34 works in 38 publications in 9 languages and 43 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Biography  Short films  Nonfiction television programs  Ethnographic television programs  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations  Case studies 
Classifications: PN1997, 978.1033
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Most widely held works by Documentary Educational Resources (Firme)
Japigia Gagì : Roma stories by Giovanni Princigalli( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Japigia, a neighborhood in the periphery of Bari, Italy, a small community of Roma (Gypsies) carve out an existence in an illegal, ramshackle encampment. The local church has offered them a piece of land with prefabricated houses, but the town hall is preventing this offer due to their own plans for a future a railway station. Continually in danger of evacuation and making a living primarily by begging for money, the Roma still manage to foster a strong community and lively social atmosphere."--Container
The Ax Fight by Timothy Asch( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Document anthropologique: Un groupe de visiteurs dans un village Yanomami refuse de travailler et demande à être nourri. Une femme est battue provoquant un combat entre deux hommes. Quatre parties: 1- Séquence non-montée de l'évènement. 2- Reprise au ralenti de la séquence avec identification des participants. 3- Explications d'un anthropologue sur la structure et la composition parentale des participants. 4- Reprise de la séquence du combat, après le montage
A man called "Bee" : studying the Yanomamö by Napoleon A Chagnon( Visual )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire consacré aux Indiens Yanomami. Par ses méthodes de travail fondées sur l'observation participante, l'anthropologue Napoléon Chagnon dresse un portrait précis de cette population de la partie méridionale du Venezuela. Divers aspects de la vie des Yanomami sont soulignés par le scientifique : organisation des villages, système de parenté, état de guerre endémique, horticulture itinérante sur brûlis, chamanisme, monde spirituel etc
Songhua by J. P Sniadecki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Songhua depicts the intimate and complex relationship between Harbin residents and their "mother river," the Songhua in northeastern China. By attending to the everyday activities of leisure and labor unfolding along the banks and promenade, this nonfiction video also explores the interface between aesthetics and ethnography as it addresses environmental crisis within a major waterway of China."
What's the matter with Kansas?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Learn how Kansas transformed from an outpost of radicalism to a bastion of hardcore conservatism. Unforgettable characters and their stories shed new light on the nation's political divide. Checking in with a varied group of Kansans a few years later provides an often-surprising look at how they're feeling in the wake of two George W. Bush terms and a failed economy."
Rouch's Gang by Steef Meyknecht( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Follows the film crew of "Madame l'Eau" and provides a glimpse behind the scenes as director Jean Rouch and his four friends from Niger make their film. This outsider's view of "Madame l'Eau" provides insight into how Rouch approaches his films. In most of his films, Jean Rouch has used his four African friends; Damouré Zika, Lam Ibrahim Dia and Tallou Mouzourane as actors and Moussa Hamidou as sound man. Rouch has been their friend for more than forty years and this complex bond of friendship serves as the theme for this documentary."
The Reindeer Thief by Katrina Kassler Waters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Yupik languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Un ancien du village de Gambell sur l'Île Saint Lawrence en Alaska raconte, en Yupik sibérien, une ungipaghaq (légende) sur un homme qui part à la recherche d'un voleur de rennes
Acting Like a Thief by Kerim Friedman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This story of a Chhara tribal theatre group in Ahmedabad, India. The members of the Budhan Theatre are tribal rebels who were notifies as "born criminals" by the British in 1871, and imprisoned in a labor camp in Ahmedabad. After Indian independence, they were de-notified, but the stigma of being "born criminal' follows them to this day. This documentary reveals how theatre has transformed the lives of adults and children within the community."
Leaving Bakul Bagan by Sandip Ray( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in Bengali and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This moving documentary follows the filmmaker's cousin's imminent departure from India to pursue studies in the United States. Torn between familial and national loyalties and her desire to travel and experience personal freedom, this film captures one young woman's embarkation into the world outside what she has known."
First contact by Bob Connolly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is the classic film of cultural confrontation that is as compelling today as when it was first released over 20 years ago. When Columbus and Cortez ventured into the New World there was no camera to record the drama of this first encounter. But, in 1930, when the Leahy brothers penetrated the interior of New Guinea in search of gold, they carried a movie camera. Thus they captured on film their unexpected confrontation with thousands of Stone Age people who had no concept of human life beyond their valleys. This amazing footage forms the basis of First contact. Yet there is more to this extraordinary film than the footage that was recovered. Fifty years later some of the participants are still alive and vividly recall their unique experience. The Papuans tell how they thought the white men were their ancestors, bleached by the sun and returned from the dead. They were amazed at the artifacts of 20th century life such as tin cans, phonographs and airplanes. When shown their younger, innocent selves in the found footage, they recall the darker side of their relationship with these mysterious beings with devastating weapons. Australian Dan Leahy describes his fear at being outnumbered by primitive looking people with whom he could not speak. He felt he had to dominate them for his own survival and to continue his quest for gold. First contact is one of those rare films that holds an audience spell-bound. Humor and pathos are combined in this classic story of colonialism, told by the people who were there. Filmmaker: Bob Connolly, Robin Anderson
Joe Sun by Katrina Kassler Waters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Inupiaq and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Immaluuraq ("Joe Sun" en anglais) a grandi dans les camps saisonniers de la région de la rivière Kobuk, en Alaska et réside maintenant à Shungnak. Dans ce film, il décrit la vie des anciennes colonies de Kobuk. Il parle des femmes, l'isolement des villages, de la maternité mais aussi du légendaire prophète inupiak, Maniilaq, qui était son grand-oncle, et de ses prophéties. La parole de Immaluuraq est connue sous le nom de "uqaaqtuaq". Ces entretiens ont été donnés par les anciens aux jeunes gens qui venaient chercher des informations et des conseils
Les maîtres fous by Jean Rouch( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Montre un épisode de la vie des Haouka de la ville d'Accra, au Ghena. La secte des Haouka s'est formée en 1927. Elle est considérée comme le résultat du mouvement de révolte qui a envahi les jeunes face à la civilisation mécanique occidentale importée par les anglais et qui venait bousculer leurs croyances et leurs habitudes. Plusieurs scènes de violence au cours de certaines cérémonies recommandent une projection uniquement aux personnes averties
The drums of winter (Uksuum Cauyai) by Sarah Elder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explores the traditional dance, music and spiritual world of the Yupik Eskimo people of Emmonak, a remote village at the mouth of the Yukon River on the Bering Sea coast
Cartoneros by Ernesto Livon-Grosman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cartoneros follows the paper recycling process in Buenos Aires from the trash pickers who collect paper informally through middlemen in warehouses, to executives in large corporate mills. The process exploded into a multimillion dollar industry after Argentina's latest economic collapse. The film is both a record of an economic and social crisis and an invitation to audiences to rethink the value of trash. Filmmaker: Ernesto Livon-Grosman
Movement (R)evolution Africa by Joan D Frosch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A discussion of contemporary African dance, consisting of short excerpts from pieces by African choreographers & dancers and interviews with African dance experts."
N!ai : the story of a !Kung woman by John Marshall( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Regard sur la vie quotidienne, passée et présente, du peuple!kung du Kalahari en Namibie. Portrait intime d'une femme, N!ai, sur une période de 27 ans (images tournées entre 1951 et 1978) racontant la période d'avant la venue des Blancs (chasse et cueillette de nourriture, partage de la viande de girafe, les différentes sortes de pluies, sa résistance à son mariage à l'âge de 8 ans, son changement d'attitude quand celui-ci devint guérisseur) puis le temps présent (1978) à Tshum!kwi, réserve érigée par le gouvernement sud-africain (territoire réduit de moitié, rareté alimentaire, les problèmes causés par l'argent ou la discrétion, l'apparition de la tuberculose, le recrutement de l'armée sud-africaine devant combattre le SWAPO, (instruction religieuse chrétienne, etc.). Finalement, N!ai compose et interprète des chansons
Box of Treasures by Chuck Olin( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many years ago, the Canadian government "confiscated" numerous ritual possessions belonging to the Kwakiutl Indians and forbade them to hold illegal pot latch ceremonies. In 1980, after years of struggle and negotiations, these sacred objects were returned to the tribe. This program looks at the resulting celebration and the present-day efforts of the Kwakiutl to keep their culture and heritage alive
From vérité to virtual : conversations on the frontier of film and anthropology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This documentary presents panel and roundtable conversations with leading documentary filmmakers, artists and ethnographers about the future of visual anthropology. Recorded at Temple University, the targeted conversations raise questions, among others, of collaboration, aesthetics, uses of new media, and how to build a cross-disciplinary approach that bridges methods of the social sciences, humanities and fine arts."
In Iirgu's time( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Yupik languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Iirgu est un vénérable Ancien du village esquimau de Gambell, sur l'île Saint-Laurent (Sibérie). Devant ses deux petits-enfants, Iirgu raconte l'histoire de Gambell à partir du moment où les premiers missionnaires sont arrivés. Son histoire est connue sous le nom de "ungipamsuk" ou vrai récit historique. Avec des sentiments ambivalents, il décrit les changements récents - comment les pratiques de la chasse à la baleine ont changés, comment la vie est devenue plus facile, mais aussi la façon dont les jeunes générations sont en train de perdre contact avec leurs traditions
Poto mitan : Haitian women, pillars of the global economy by Renée Bergan( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, POTO MITAN gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. And while POTO MITAN offers an in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates that these are global struggles" -- Container
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