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University of California (System) Extension Media Center

Overview
Works: 1,128 works in 1,619 publications in 6 languages and 7,421 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Educational films  Short films  History  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Biographical films  Sports films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: P117, 302.222
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A World of gestures : culture & nonverbal communication( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at gestures from different cultures around the world and examines their origin, meaning and function
The Human voice : exploring vocal paralanguage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the power and importance of "vocal paralanguage"--The thousands of ways in which any given words can be said. Examines twelve different types of clues we provide about ourselves in speaking - including our age, gender, geographic background, level of education, native birth, emotional state, truthfulness, and our relationship to the person with whom we speak - all interpreted from even small fragments of speech with amazing accuracy
Altar of fire by Robert Gardner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 191 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
Popol vuh : sacred book of the Quiché Maya( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the ceramics found in Mayan tombs on which the creation story of Popol Vuh has been recorded. The first people which four creators make are unsuccessful. The Hero Twins, sons of Little Blood who escapes from the underworld, overcome their oppressors in a Ball Game
Bahia : Africa in the Americas( Visual )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of African culture are powerfully expressed in the food, art, dance, and most importantly, the Candomblé (Umbanda) religion of the Afro-Brazilian majority of the state of Bahía
Trobriand cricket : an ingenious response to colonialism by Jerry W Leach( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnological study of the changes made by the Trobriand Islanders to the game of cricket, which was introduced to them by Methodist missionaries from England in 1903. The game as adapted by the natives has become a tribal rite which now embodies the spirit and energy of competition that used to be expressed in warfare. Dances and chants have also been especially created for the game
Democratic promise : Saul Alinsky and his legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary organizer Saul Alinsky led the movement to empower disenfranchised communities through collective action. His life influenced the struggles for civil rights, the farm workers movement and redefined the very nature of political protest. This film examines Alinsky's life and influence through work being done by two contemporary people's organizations
Gender & Communication : Male-Female Differences in Language & Nonverbal Behavior( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores the impact that gender has on verbal messages such as speech, language, and vocabulary as well as on nonverbal channels of communication such as touch, movement, and gesture
Kypseli : women and men apart : a divided reality by Susannah M Hoffman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film essay on the peasant society of Kypseli, a small isolated Greek village on the island of Thera. Depicts how the people of Kypseli divide time, space, material possessions, and activities according to an underlying pattern based on the separation of the sexes, and shows how this division determines the village social structure
The Interpersonal perception task (IPT) by Dane Archer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A test designed to find out how people form perceptions of others. Consists of thirty brief scenes showing people in various interactions. Each scene is preceded by a question about the interaction taking place
Voodoo and the church in Haiti( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and influence of Voodoo in Haiti
A world of food : tastes & taboos in different cultures( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the variety of food likes and dislikes, food taboos, and food rules around the world. Shows that food behaviors are peculiar to given cultures and that each culture has its unwritten food etiquette rules
Voices of the Orishas( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic documentary which demonstrates the survival and strength of the Yoruba cultural and religious heritage in the contemporary life of Caribbean African-Hispanics. Documents a ritual ceremony that features dancing, singing, praying and drum beating, invoking the twenty-two Orishas, or deities of the Yoruba religion
The Chinampas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Chinampa, a traditional Mexican agricultural system, and traces its long history. Shows modern day threats to this system and discusses measures to save the Chinampa
The Feast in Dream Village by Janet Hoskins( Visual )

4 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case documented in this film concerns a garden settlement on Sumba Island, Indonesia, that burned down. The feast serves several purposes: to call back spirits who lost their domains in the fire; to insure future harvests; and, to agrandise the sponsors through exuberent displays of wealth
To live with herds by David MacDougall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates the effects of nation building in pre-Amin Uganda on the seminomadic pastroal Jie. Looks at life in a traditional Jie homestead during a harsh dry season
Horses of Life and Death by Janet Hoskins( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at some of the customs and rituals on the island of Sumba and how the small sandalwood horse, brought to the island centuries ago, has become an important part of these rituals and has served as a spirit companion in the Sumbanese celebrations of life and death
The interpersonal perception task-15 (IPT-15)( Visual )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A test designed to find out how people form perceptions of others. Several brief scenes showing people in various situations are preceded by questions about the interaction taking place
Mammy Water: In Search of the Water Spirits in Nigeria by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Igbo and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film features Mammy Water rituals and interviewies with devotes and their leaders. Mammy Waters is a water deity worshiped in Nigeria
Dance and human history( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the work of Alan Lomax and his colleagues in developing choreometrics, a cross-cultural method of studying the relationship of dance style to social structure. Shows how the group, including Forresting Paulay and Irmgard Bartenieff, analyzed dance films from all over the world and established a connection between patterns of movement and patterns of culture
 
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