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Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

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Works: 1,005 works in 2,652 publications in 9 languages and 53,818 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Biography  Ethnographic television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Drama 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn, fds, Publisher
Classifications: GN303, 968.81
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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 by John Marshall( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member 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
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic documentary filmed in 1952 and 1953, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. "The hunters" focuses on four Ju/'hoansi men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek hunting a giraffe is shared when they return home, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
A man called "Bee" studying the Yanomamö by Napoleon A Chagnon( Visual )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and South American Indian and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data (over 36 months spead over 8 years) among the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela. It is both an examination of Yanomamo culture, and the "functional rerequisites" of culture, including demography, territory/technology, social organization, language and ideology
First contact filmmaker interviews by Bob Connolly( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Nine Network (Australia) television program called Sunday, discusses and shows excerpts of the classic feature length film, First contact, showing cultural confrontation that is as compelling today as when it was first released in 1982. 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, which they used to record many interactions with various indigenous groups
Boran herdsmen by David MacDougall( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boran who live in northern Kenya are in the middle of changing lifestyles. This film concentrates on a father and son who are continuing to follow the old ways. English subtitles translate the native speakers
The ax fight by Timothy Asch( Visual )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 325 WorldCat member 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 with commentary; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version
The Feast by Robert Hass( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the first stages of alliance formation between two mutually hostile Yanomamo 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
The Yanomamo myth of Naro as told by Dedeheiwa by Napoleon A Chagnon( Visual )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of Naro explains the origin of the spirits and the coloring of animals. Ugly Naro is jealous of his handsome brother, Yamonamariwa, who has two wives. Naro kills his brother by magic to obtain his wives, but is found out by a third brother. The ancesters, particularly Toucan and Sloth, hunt and kill Naro and are stained by his blood. They turn into birds and animals with red markings. Demonstrates storytelling techniques of the Yanomamo Indians of South America
At the spring sea ice camp( Visual )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in Kaltdlisut and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: Two Eskimo families travel across the wide sea ice. Before night falls they build small igloos and we see the construction in detail. The next day a polar bear is seen basking in the warming sun. A woman lights her seal oil lamp, carefully forming the wick from moss. The man repairs his snow goggles. Another man arrives dragging a polar bear skin. The boy has made a bear-shaped figure from snow and practices throwing his spear. Then he tries his bow. Now, with her teeth, the woman crimps the sole of a sealskin boot she is making
Joe Leahy's neighbors film discussion by Bob Connolly( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, English-based and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Nine Network (Australia) Sunday program discusses and shows excerpts of the feature length film Joe Leahy's neighbors, which is the followup of First Contact. The excerpts and commentary trace 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 coffee plantation on land bought from the Ganiga in the mid 1970s
The Nuer by Hilary Harris( Visual )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Nilo-Saharan and held by 252 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
Threads of life hemp and gender in a Hmong village by Geeta Sawhney( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Hmong and English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the sacred art of Khmer silk weaving and the role it plays in the life of a young Cambodian woman, Um Lao. This ancient art was almost lost but orgnizations like UNESCO have set up training programs to revitalize the art. The film depicts the master weaver and his student as they weave and sell their cloth. The film also focuses on the social and psychological impact this has on Um Lao
Cartoneros by Ernesto Livon-Grosman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Container
Box of treasures by Chuck Olin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries 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
To the land of bliss by Wen-jie Qin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member 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
The!kung san by John Marshall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In comparison to!Kung San: Traditional Life, this video shows some of the dramatic changes in life-style that Ju/'hoansi had experienced by 1986. No longer able to rely on hunting and gathering for subsistence, Ju/'hoansi collect mealie meal welfare, spend money earned from army jobs on alcohol and consumer goods, and live in a crowded area with increased fighting and illness
A Kalahari family( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member 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
African dance sand, drum and Shostakovich by Ken Glazebrook( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and English and held by 221 WorldCat member 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
Poto mitan Haitian women, pillars of the global economy by Renée Bergan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member 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
The Swahili beat by Kenny Mann( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Swahili beat is an upbeat look at the remarkable history of the Swahili people of Kenya and Tanzania's East African coast. Packed with the music and dance of its indigenous peoples, the film takes viewers along the coast from the fabled island of Lamu to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Kilwa, Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam, tracing the development of the Swahili culture through the intermarriage of Arab settlers, arriving from Oman in the 8th century, with local Africans. The resulting Islamic hybrid culture cemented economic and social stability. The emergence of the Swahili as prosperous merchant brokers in the Indian Ocean basin and in the growing East African slave trade made them a lucrative target for successive waves of settlers, invaders and colonizers, including the Persians, Portuguese, Arabs, Germans and British. The Swahili have withstood all these invasions and maintained their Afro-Arab Islamic culture until today. Can they survive in the face of globalization, the Internet and tourism?"--Container
 
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