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Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

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Works: 870 works in 1,979 publications in 4 languages and 32,599 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: GN303, 968.83
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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 )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 642 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
A man called "Bee" studying the Yanomamo╠ł by Napoleon A Chagnon ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
The Hunters ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic 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 film was photographed during a Peabody Museum, Harvard-Smithsonian expedition to the Kalahari Desert of South West Africa led by Laurence Marshall
The Feast ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and South American Indian and held by 246 WorldCat member 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
African dance sand, drum and Shostakovich by Ken Glazebrook ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and English and held by 206 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
To the land of bliss by Wen-jie Qin ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 203 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
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 200 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 ... 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. Through their collective activism, these women demonstrate that despite monumental obstacles ... collective action makes change possible"--Publisher's web site
The Nuer by Hilary Harris ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 199 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
Tug-of-war, Bushmen by John Marshall ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and South American Indian and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this film about the Yanomamo Indians who live near the headwaters of the Orinoco River in Southern Venezuela, women and children of the village play a game of tug-of- war
Box of treasures by Chuck Olin ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 180 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
The!kung san by John Marshall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member 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
The ax fight by Timothy Asch ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 175 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; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version
Yanomamo╠ł a multidisciplinary study by James V Neel ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrates the field techniques used by specialists in human genetics, anthropology, epidemology, dentistry, linguistics and medicine in the studies of the Yanomamo Indians in Southern Venezuela. Describes the scientific objectives, the nature of the problems being studied, the kind of data required to discuss these problems, and the significance of tribal populations in the studies of human biology
The architecture of mud by Caterina Borelli ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hadhramaut region in the south east of Yemen is well known for its mudbrick architecture. This documentary is an archival record of a stunning architectural environment that is rapidly disappearing
Imagining Indians by Victor Masayesva ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member 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 Native Americans
Altar of fire by Robert Grosvenor Gardner ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary film about a twelve-day ancient Vedic ritual performed by Nambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975. Explains the origin of the Vedic sacred literature, discusses how the oral tradition is perpetuated, shows construction of sacrificial altars and sheds, and introduces the principle participants in the ritual
In pursuit of the Siberian shaman by Anya Bernstein ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Russian and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on the revival of Buryat shamanism based on the field research on Olkhon Island. Also shows a behind-the-scenes look at an indigenous shaman living on the island as he moves between shamanic rituals performed for the local clientele and shows performed at various resorts for Western tourists in search of "primitive" cultures
Keep the dance alive Que la danse continue by Rina Sherman ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A unique voyage through the music, dance and spirit possession practices of the Ovahimba people of north-western Namibia and south-western Angola. Keep the Dance Alive features remarkable footage of how dance and spirit possession is integrated into everyday life from infancy to death"--Container
The tree of iron by Frank Muhly ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents archaeological work on ancient civilization in Africa. It also deals with an African iron smelting. The tree in the film's title refers to an enormous tree of great antiquity that is the symbolic center of Haya iron production. Set in Tanzania, East Africa
 
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