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Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)

Works: 994 works in 2,194 publications in 4 languages and 40,043 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Ethnographic films  Motion pictures  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: F2520.1.Y3, 968.83
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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 )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 665 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 )
20 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and South American Indian [Other] and held by 488 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
The Hunters ( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 386 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 ( visu )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and South American Indian [Other] and held by 291 libraries worldwide
The Feast fait partie d'une série de films réalisés par T. Asch et N. Chagnon chez les indiens Yanomami du sud du Vénézuela et du nord du Brésil. Ce documentaire traite du rôle des repas collectifs et des échanges commerciaux, dans la mise en place et l'entretien d'alliances politiques entre villages. Les Patanowa-teri ont convié les Mahekodo-teri à un repas de fête, espérant ainsi renouveler leur alliance perdue. Une description détaillée de cette fête et la signification des repas collectifs chez les Yanomami sont traités dans l'ouvrage de Napoleon A. Chagnon, The Fierce People (chap. 4). The Feast illustre les théories sur le don développées par Marcel Mauss concernant les transactions économiques et la réciprocité
The Nuer by Robert Gardner( visu )
5 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 255 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
Box of treasures by Chuck Olin( visu )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 245 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
To the land of bliss by Wen-jie Qin( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 234 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 by Ken Glazebrook( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and English and held by 228 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
The!kung san by John Marshall( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 227 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( visu )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and South American Indian [Other] and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Summary: Gives an account of an incident in a Yanomamo village in southern Venezuela, showing how difficult it can be for the anthropologist to make order out of the seeming chaos of some field experiences
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 202 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
A Kalahari family ( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 198 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 architecture of mud by Caterina Borelli( visu )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 196 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
Altar of fire by Robert Gardner( visu )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Documentary film about a twelve-day ancient Vedic ritual performed by Mambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975
The tree of iron by Frank Muhly( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 183 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
In pursuit of the Siberian shaman by Anya Bernstein( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Russian and held by 182 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
Hosay Trinidad by John M Bishop( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
"An ethnographic film about the obervance of Shi?ite Muharram rites on the island of Trinidad"--Container
(Un)veiled Muslim women talk about hijab ( visu )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
(Un)veiled introduces the audience to 10 Muslim women from different backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They discuss the hijab, the headscarf worn by Muslim women
Yanomamö a multidisciplinary study by James V Neel( visu )
7 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 174 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
Imagining Indians by Victor Masayesva( visu )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 174 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
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