Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Most widely held works about Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Most widely held works by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
N!ai the story of a !Kung woman ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
A compilation of footage of the !Kung people of Namibia from 1951 through 1978. Focuses on the changes in the life of these people as seen through the reflections of one woman, N!ai.
A man called Bee studying the Yanomamö ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela.
The ax fight ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
A four-part analysis of a fight in a Yanomamo Indian village between local descent groups. Includes an unedited record of the event; a slow-motion replay of the fight; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version.
The Hunters ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
In this 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 Feast ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Examines the first stages of alliance formation between two mutually hostile Yanomano Indian villages in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. Describes in detail the preparation for a feast involving the inhabitants of the villages and presents scenes of chanting, dancing and trading at the feast.
Poto mitan Haitian women, pillars of the global economy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 140 libraries 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.
Imagining Indians ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Using an eclectic mix of interviews, staged scenes and graphic imagery, this film represents a Native American's view of the disparity between self-perception and the white culture's principally Hollywood-inspired interpretations of American Indians.
Bitter melons ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Portrays the difficulty of survival in the central Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, in a zone where game is scarce because waterholes are dry most of the year. A native musician performs songs about animals, the land, and the social life. Includes traditional music, dances, and children's games.
Incidents of travel in Chichen Itza ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
This video depicts how New Agers, the Mexican state, tourists and 1920s archaeologists all contend to "clear" the site of the Maya city of Chichen Itza in order to produce their own idealized and unobstructed visions of "Maya" while the local Maya themselves struggle to occupy the site as vendors and artisans.
The Nuer ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 111 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.
The goddess and the computer ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Examines centuries-old traditions of rice farming on Bali in which water is considered a gift from a goddess and is controlled by priests. The importance of this religious system of irrigation came to light only after newly introduced methods of rice farming were introduced as a result of the green revolution and production decreased while pests multiplied. A computer modeling system was developed which confirmed the wisdom of the old traditions.
Box of treasures ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Shows the Kwakiutl of Alert Bay, Vancouver, as they redefine their cultural identity while constructing a center to house masks and other potlatch valuables. Also addresses the changing role of language, art, and ritual in the context of the modern economy.
A Kalahari family ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 105 libraries 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.
Magical death ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The film is a vivid portrayal of shamanic activity, as well as an exploration of the close connection between politics and shamanism in Yanomamo culture.
Kung San resettlement ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Documents the lifestyle and subsistence changes of the Ju/'hoansi people from a hunter-gatherer society to being dependent on government handouts and jobs.
To the land of bliss by Wen-jie Qin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Focusing on the post-Mao revival of Buddhism in China, the filmmaker offers an intimate portrayal of the Chinese Pure Land Buddhist way of living and dying.
African dance sand, drum and Shostakovich ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in French and held by 89 libraries worldwide
A documentary exploring African contemporary dance featuring eight modern dance companies from Africa, Europe and Canada, as well as interviews with dance historians.
Trading women ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
"Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie, the documentary investigates the trade in minority girls and women from the hill tribes of Burma, Laos and China, into the Thai sex industry. Filmed on location in China, Thailand and Burma, Trading Women follows the trade of women in all its complexity, entering the worlds of brothel owners, trafficked girls, voluntary sex-workers, corrupt police and anxious politicians. The film also explores the international community's response to the issue"--www.der.org (viewed May 7, 2007).
The architecture of mud ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Describes the techniques and uses of mud bricks as building materials in Hadhramaut region of southeast Yemen. Discusses the stages of mud construction, its advantages over cement, and the value of lime waterproofing.
Flock of dodos the evolution and intelligent design circus by Randy Olson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
A humorous look at the debate between proponents of biological evolution and adherents of intelligent design, focusing especially on legal opinions about the issue.
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South American Indian (18)
Greek, Modern (11)
Yupik languages (5)
No Linguistic content (5)
Multiple languages (5)
Tupi languages (2)
Creoles and Pidgins, English-based (1)
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (1)
Central American Indian (1)