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Documentary Educational Resources (Firme)

Works: 34 works in 38 publications in 9 languages and 41 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Short films  Ethnographic television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Case studies  Personal narratives  Made-for-TV movies  Unedited footage 
Classifications: GN303, 363.7282098211
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Documentary Educational Resources (Firme)
Japigia Gagì : Roma stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 4 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
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."
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

Illustration de travail sur le terrain en anthropologie culturelle: l'anthropologue Napoléon Chagnon recueille des données et explore certains problèmes personnels rencontrés dans son travail avec les Indiens Yanomami du sud du Vénézuela, au cours de séjours en février 1971 au village de Mishimishimabowei-Teri et dans une mission catholique sur les rives de l'Orénoque
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."
Acting like a thief : a documentary 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."
The rainy season( Visual )

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

"Students in a workshop on the Amônia River in the Brazilian state of Acre make a video chronicle of their community. In the rainy season, the Ashaninka have no planting to do, and the flooded river restricts access to certain gardens. Hunting and fishing are more difficult, but there is still plenty of work. We see people making canoes, weaving baskets and spinning cotton for cloth. Munumuru palm is collected for food also to make soap, which can then be sold. The Ashaninka let their activities be dictated by seasonal change, accepting the rain with good humor". --Verso du conteneur
Movement (R)evolution Africa by Joan 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."
Joe Leahy's neighbors : film discussion by Bob Connolly( Visual )

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

"This film is the followup of First Contact. It traces the fortunes of Joe Leahy, the mixed-race son of Australian explorer Michael Leahy, in his uneasy relationship with his tribal neighbors. Joe built his coffeeplantation on land bought from the Ganiga in the mid 1970s. European educated, raised in the highlands of Papua, freed by his mixed race from the entanglements of tribal obligation, Joe leads a Western lifestyle governed by individualism and the pursuit of affluence."
Joe Sun( 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
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."
Demolition by J. P Sniadecki( Visual )

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

A portrait of urban space, migrant labor, and ephemeral relationships in the center of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in western China. Attending first to the formal dimensions of the transforming work site - including the demands of physical labor and the relationship between human and machine - the film shifts focus to the social dynamics of a group of thirty men and women who have come from the countryside to work in this ever-changing urban landscape. In exploring the various banal yet striking interactions between these members of China's "floating population," the city's residents, and the filmmaker, Demolition simultaneously expresses and resists the fleeting nature of urban experience
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
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."
Songhua by J. P Sniadecki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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."
First contact by Bob Connolly( Visual )

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

"Recounts the discovery of a flourishing native population in the interior highlands of New Guinea in 1930 in what had been thought to be an uninhabited area. Inhabitants of the region and surviving members of the Leahy brothers' gold prospecting party recount their astonishment at this unforeseen meeting. Includes still photographs taken by a member of the expedition and contemporary footage of the island's terrain."
A Kalahari family( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In 1951, Laurence and Lorna Marshall and their two children, Elizabeth and John, set out to find the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. Their aim was to study and document their life and culture. While in Nyae Nyae the Marshall family documented everyday life as well as unusual events and activities, producing a massive body of work that continues to define the fields of anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking today. Encapsulating 50 years of Namibian history, A Kalahari Family represents a lifetime of documentation, research, and personal contact by filmmaker John Marshall."
Box of treasures by Chuck Olin( Visual )

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

"In the late 19th century, the Canadian government removed ritual objects from the possession of the Kwakiut'l, a Native American community on the Northwest Coast. The 'potlatch', as it was called, was their way of celebrating their culture, their identity and their heritage. A ritual passing down of treasures, it symbolized a rebirth of tradition, a positive affirmation of their identity, past and present. In 1921 the Kwakiut'l people of Alert Bay, British Columbia, held their last secret potlatch. In 1980 at Alert Bay, the U'mista Cultural Centre (U'mista means "something of great value that has come back") opened its doors to receive and house the cultural treasures which were seized decades earlier and only then returned to the people. The center also took up activities such as recording stories told by elders so that some part of the past would always be alive and teaching children about their heritage in order to make them feel connected to their ancestors. This film documents the cultural significance of these events for today's Kwakiut'l people. It is an eloquent testimony to the persistence and complexity of Kwakiut'l society and to the struggle for redefining cultural identity for them"--Site web de l'éditeur, consulté le 11 janvier 2016
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
Tununeremiut: The People of Tununak by Leonard Kamerling( Visual )

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

"Four sequences, filmed over a two-month period, portray aspects of the lives of the people of Tununak, a village on the southwestern coast of Alaska"--Conteneur. The first sequence is an evacuation of the village during the Amchitka Island nuclear test, for fear the test might cause a tidal wave. The second sequence is a fishing trip, the third is a sudden ocean storm, and the fourth is story-dancing in the community hall
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