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Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

Works: 1,024 works in 2,601 publications in 7 languages and 45,933 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Biography  Interviews  Ethnographic television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Case studies  Short films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, prn, fds
Classifications: GN303,
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Publications about Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Publications by 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 by John Marshall( visu )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 715 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 by Napoleon A Chagnon( visu )
22 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and South American Indian [Other] and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
First contact filmmaker interviews by Bob Connolly( visu )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 407 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
The hunters by John Marshall( visu )
11 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and held by 387 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 ax fight by Timothy Asch( visu )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and South American Indian [Other] and held by 328 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 Feast ( visu )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and South American Indian [Other] and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Examines the first stages of alliance formation between two mutually hostile Yanomanö Indian villages in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. Describes in detail the preparations for a feast involving the inhabitants of the villages and presents scenes of chanting, dancing, and trading at the feast
Box of treasures by Chuck Olin( visu )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 243 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( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 241 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
Joe Leahy's neighbors film discussion by Bob Connolly( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, English and held by 240 libraries 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 coffee plantation 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. While Joe may live in Western grandeur, he is still surrounded by his subsistence level Ganiga "neighbors," who never let him forget the original source of his prosperity. Joe spends much of his waking hours just keeping the lid on things. Filmmaker: Bob Connolly, Robin Anderson
A Kalahari family ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 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 Nuer by Robert Gardner( visu )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 231 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
African dance sand, drum and Shostakovich by Ken Glazebrook( visu )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and English and held by 224 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
Cartoneros by Ernesto Livon-Grosman( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 223 libraries 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. Filmmaker: Ernesto Livon-Grosman
N/um tchai the ceremonial dance of the!Kung Bushmen by John Marshall( visu )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Shows the medicine man and curing dance of bushmen in south west Africa
Screening room with Robert Gardner ( visu )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Often called "the father of West Coast independent cinema," James Broughton (1913-1999) considered himself to be, first and foremost, a poet. Writing poems and making films were, for Broughton, simply two different ways of creating images with feeling. Broughton gained notoriety as a filmmaker after collaborating with Sidney Peterson on The Potted Psalm in 1946, and he went on to make many films throughout his remaining years. He is known for his lyrical, celebratory style of dealing with everyday life, the body, and sexuality, and for blending poetry with film. He published books on film, as well as books of poems, and taught at the San Francisco Art Institute
Poto mitan Haitian women, pillars of the global economy by Renée Bergan( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 208 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
Altar of fire by Robert Gardner( visu )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Documentary film about a twelve-day ancient Vedic ritual performed by Mambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975
Yanomamö a multidisciplinary study by James V Neel( visu )
10 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 200 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
Jean Rouch Premier film : 1947-1991 by Jean Rouch( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and French and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Interview of Jean Rouch by Robert Gardner. As a filmmaker, Rouch left a legacy of more than 120 films. His half century of ethnographic filmmaking in Africa distinguished him as a master of the documentary form. Jean Rouch appeared on Screening room in July 1980 and screened Les maitres fous as well as several film excerpts including Rhythm of work and Death of a priest
Afghan women ( visu )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Presents the words of the women and shows the rhythm of their lives in seclusion, thus suggesting both satisfying and limiting aspects of the women's role
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