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  • FID-SKA-Lizenzen  (21)
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  • 1980-1984  (22)
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  • 1
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    [Place of publication not identified] :Privately Published,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (8 minutes) , 000733
    Keywords: Demonology ; Religion ; Rites and ceremonies ; Sri Lanka Social life and customs. ; Sri Lanka. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This film, written and filmed by Barrie Machin, is about Mahasona, the Great Cemetary Demon of southwestern Sri Lanka.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed October 06, 2015). , In English.
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  • 2
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    London :British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (49 min.). , 004921
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Diary of a Maasai village ; episode 3
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Ethnology. ; Maasai (African people) Social life and customs. ; Manners and customs. ; Kenya Social life and customs. ; Kenya. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This documentary, directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, is about gender relationships in a Kenyan Maasai village.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Maasai with English subtitles.
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  • 3
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (56 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Hook, Hilary. ; Soldiers Biography. ; Soldiers Conduct of life. ; France ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: An unsentimental, sometimes painful and sometimes humorous portrait of Colonel Hilary Hook, an old British soldier and former professional hunter, forced to retire from his country home in the Kenyan hills to live in a small semi- detached cottage in an English village. Colonel Hook's dilemma suggests something of the legacy of colonialism, in which the 'civilisers' have become anachronisms.
    Note: Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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  • 4
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    London :British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (52 min.). , 005219
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Diary of a Maasai village ; episode 2
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Ethnology. ; Maasai (African people) Social life and customs. ; Manners and customs. ; Kenya Social life and customs. ; Kenya. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This documentary, directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, is about stealing goats and making reparation in a Kenyan Maasai village.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Kenya. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Maasai with English subtitles.
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  • 5
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    London :British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (47 min.). , 004715
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Diary of a Maasai village ; episode 5
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Ethnology. ; Maasai (African people) Social life and customs. ; Manners and customs. ; Kenya Social life and customs. ; Kenya. ; North America ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This documentary, directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, is about a ceremony called the 'ox of ilbaa' which takes place in a Kenyan Maasai village.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Kenya. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Maasai with English subtitles.
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  • 6
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    London :British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (50 min.). , 005013
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Diary of a Maasai village ; episode 4
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Ethnology. ; Maasai (African people) Social life and customs. ; Manners and customs. ; Kenya Social life and customs. ; Kenya. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This documentary, directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, is about the journeys of two wives to villages in the Maasai region of Kenya.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Kenya. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Maasai with English subtitles.
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  • 7
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    [Place of publication not identified] :Privately Published,
    Language: Greek, Modern (1453- )
    Pages: 1 online resource (10 minutes) , 000953
    Keywords: Agricultural laborers ; Agriculture ; Crete (Greece) ; Asia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This video, filmed by Barrie Machin, is about threshing in Western Crete.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015). , In Greek.
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  • 8
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    San Francisco, CA :Center for Asian American Media,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (27 minutes) , 002643
    Keywords: Asian American women Biography. ; Asian American women Education. ; Asian American women Employment. ; Asian American women. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: A compelling mosaic of oral histories and historical footage of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Laotian women featuring their journey to the U.S. and their unique immigrant stories.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed November 06, 2015). , In Chinese, Japanese, and English with English subtitles.
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  • 9
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    London :British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (52 min.). , 005148
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Diary of a Maasai village ; episode 1
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Ethnology. ; Maasai (African people) Social life and customs. ; Manners and customs. ; Kenya Social life and customs. ; Kenya. ; North America ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This documentary, directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, is about cattle and legal issues in a Kenyan Maasai Village.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Kenya. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Maasai with English subtitles.
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  • 10
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Kazakh
    Pages: 1 online resource (55 min.). , 005500
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Kazakhs ; North America ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: The Kazakhs of Xinjiang (Sinkiang) are one of the fifty-five national minorities that now live within the borders of the People's Republic of China. The policy of the Chinese Communist Party toward these people has been one of Sinofication, a neutralization of 'reactionary' local leaders and an alliance of Han Chinese with the indigenous culture. Xinjiang is a particularly sensitive area for the Chinese because of the traditional ties of the Kazakh with the Soviet Union. In 1962, some 50,000 Kazakhs and other non-Han peoples sought refuge in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. Since then, the Sino-Soviet border has been closed, and until recently the entire area was off-limits to non-Chinese outsiders. This film offers unique ethnographic material about the Kazakh, as well as about Chinese policies in the years following the Cultural Revolution. The film follows the movement of the family of Abdul Gair, illustrated the cycles and tensions of present day Kazakhs, mixes detail of their traditional life as herders with suggestion of the effect of Chinese rule. The Chinese government allowed the filmmakers freedom to choose the subjects and people for the interviews and action sequences. Because of this, the film expresses, to a great extent, the view of the filmmaker, not of the Chinese government. Against a background of the Tienshan Mountains, the Kazakhs are shown branding yaks, milking mares, drinking kumis (fermented mare's milk), making their yearly move from winter to summer quarters, and setting up their felt-covered summer tents. Then, through the trip of Ahmed the production team leader to the brigade headquarters, the film portrays the relations between Kazakh and Han, showing the brigade's authority. Rather than livestock, formerly a mark of wealth being owned for individual profit, production and gain is now controlled by the brigade leaders. Women are given more freedom within the community. Kazakh children now have an opportunity for education in the Kazakh language, but the teaching is largely Party doctrine; they have health care, but this again is Chinese. Yet, despite pre-1977 restrictions on local religion and nomadic culture, and although Abdul Gair is himself a Party member, the Chinese do not, as yet, control the Kazakh. The Kazakh have retained their horses, not only as wealth, but as a means of freedom. Here, as in other cultures where a strong centralized government controls a minority, the continued cultural independence of the Kazakh is an open question. The Chinese policy is currently to move as many Han as possible from the overcrowded central areas of China to the less populated border areas such as Xinjiang. This film gives an understanding, not only of a Kazakh society, but also insights into current change, of the conflicts of domination and independence.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in China. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Kazakh and English with English subtitles.
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  • 11
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (109 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Dance ; Islamic shrines ; Music ; Herat (Afghanistan : Province) Social life and customs. ; Herat (Afghanistan) ; France ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Three films, directed by John Baily, about culture in Herat.
    Description / Table of Contents: I. The city of Herat -- II. The annual cycle of music in Herat -- III. The shrines of Herat.
    Note: Field recordings made on 8 mm. film by John Baily between 1973 and 1977. , Title from original cassette label. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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  • 12
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    Watertown, MA :Documentary Educational Resources (DER),
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (80 min.). , 012001
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ecology. ; Sewage. ; Water Pollution. ; Water Pollution ; Water-supply engineering Environmental aspects. ; Water-supply ; United States. ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: From the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century to the climbing cancer rate of our time; from the colossal scale of New York City's aqueduct and water tunnels to the water wars of the West; from the dangers of chemical contamination to the water politics of Polanski's film Chinatown, Water and the Dream of the Engineers explores both the engineers' dreams for, and public fears about, the world we have inherited. This is a fascinating documentary where rich social history frames a spirited debate between David Brower (former Sierra Club President), biologist Barry Commoner, and Able Wolman (dean of American Sanitary Engineering). The film's wider context is provided by the frustrations and concerns of those who maintain and use our water systems in the present day. The film is an educational odyssey about engineering, environmentalism, and the troubled relations between these two traditions. Most importantly, Water and the Dream of the Engineers reveals that conflicts over technology and the environment are, at root, debates about power and the promise of democracy.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in 1983 in New York City, New Orleans and California. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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  • 13
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    London, England :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (54 min.) , 005317
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Families ; Quality of life ; Social history. ; China Social conditions 1976-2000. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Through the words and lives of two families, the first of these companion films, made for Granada Television's Disappearing World series, examines change in two villages of southern China near Wuxi. One of these families, the Dings, are obviously influential members of the community and the parents have lived in the area of what is now called Big Ding Village all their lives. The other family, the Jues, live in a more traditional and rural Wong Jong Commune. Constantly the film compares life for these families before and after the Communist Revolution in 1949. Mrs Ding remembers her bitter childhood, the near infanticide of her fifth sister because as a girl the baby could only be a burden to the already over-extended family. Both the Dings and the Jues discuss the brutality of the Japanese, how the Japanese stole crops, how Mrs Ding's father hid her in the woodpile to save her from rape and possible murder by Japanese soldiers. The families recount their initial fear of the Communist Army, then their growing excitement for the ideals of the Party after the Revolution. They discuss the factions and fear of the Cultural Revolution, and the one Ding son who joined the Red Guards remembers his excitement on seeing Mao. He doesn't discuss the violence he may have helped create during these months as a Red Guard, although Mrs Ding hints at the dangers of giving any criticism of government policy during that period. More intimate revelations broadcast over national television could have been dangerous for the interviewees; the film-makers are to be commended for their portrayal, creating a picture of the individual in China while at the same time protecting that individual's privacy.The historical perspective sets the stage for the current prosperity of the villages and the families. The film-makers make clear that Wuxi, an area where prosperity and the success of the new economic policies after the Cultural Revolution are evident, was the Chinese government's choice not theirs, yet within that confine, they were given complete freedom in their filming. Individual memories compare a past of hunger and want, with present material consumption, a bride's dowry valued at 700 yuan, and new homes. The rights of women have improved: Mrs Ding is a Production Team Leader and a silkworm expert, while Mrs Jue makes money by working the family's alloted land. The interactions within each family are clearly drawn, and by the end of the film, we feel a closeness with these families, for all they have known and for the hope they have for their future.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed October 28, 2014). , Previously released as DVD. , In English.
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  • 14
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    [Place of publication not identified] :Privately Published,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (80 minutes) , 011919
    Keywords: Demonology ; Exorcism ; Healing ; Sri Lankans Medicine. ; Sri Lanka Social life and customs. ; Sri Lanka. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This film, written and filmed by Barrie Machin, is about the beliefs of villagers in southwestern Sri Lanka in demonic possession causing illness and suffering. It shows the Iramudun and the Mahasona rituals being performed.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed October 06, 2015). , In English.
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  • 15
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: French
    Pages: 1 online resource (48 min.). , 004824
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Griaule, Marcel, ; Dogon (African people) ; Ethnology History. ; Ireland ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: This film tells with verve and a touch of self-irony the history of research on the Dogon since the famous 1931 expedition of Marcel Griaule. The film establishes the original expedition in the context of French anthropology at the time. Jean Rouch, celebrated filmmaker and less known as an anthropologist on the Dogon, narrates part of the story, and interviews Dogon elders and veteran expedition-member, Germaine Dieterlen.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in French and English.
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  • 16
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    Berlin : Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    ISBN: 3-531-21546-9
    Language: German
    Additional Information: Studienbücher zur Sozialwissenschaft Opladen : Westdeutscher Verlag 44,1982 3-531-21546-9
    DDC: 943
    Keywords: Kommunismus ; Vergleichende Kommunismusforschung ; DDR-Forschung ; Politische Soziologie ; Communism ; Comparative Communism ; GDR Studies ; Socialist Systems ; Political Sociology ; Geschichte Deutschlands ; Politik ; Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
    Abstract: Das Buch macht mit den theoretischen Ansätzen der internationalen Kommunismus- und DDR-Forschung bekannt und entwickelt ein Analysekonzept für die politische Soziologie sozialistischer Systeme
    Abstract: This book provides an overview of the theoretical concepts of comparative communism and provides an analytical framework for the political sociology of socialist systems
    Abstract: Peer Reviewed
    URL: Volltext  (kostenfrei)
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  • 17
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (58 min.). , 005743
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ashanti (African people) Economic conditions. ; Ashanti (African people) Social life and customs. ; Women merchants ; Women, Ashanti (African people) ; Ireland ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: As retailers, wholesalers, and negotiators, Asante women of Ghana dominate the huge Kumasi Central Market amid the laughter, argument, colour and music. The crew of this 'Disappearing World' film have jumped into the fray, explored, and tried to explain the complexities of the market and its traders. The success of this crew is impressive. As the film was to be about women traders, an all female film crew was selected and the rapport between the two groups of women is remarkable. The relationship was no doubt all the stronger because the anthropologist acting as advisor to the crew, Charlotte Boaitey, is herself an Asante. The people open up for the interviewers telling them about their lives as traders, about differences between men and women, their perception of their society and also about marriage. The women control the market through Queen Mothers who are leaders of particular sections of the market such as the yam or tomato sections. Generally these Queen Mothers are elected by the traders. However, Oba, the Plantain Queen Mother acquired her position through influence and because of this she has less control over her workers and over the resolution of differences. Market traders work long hours, make less than a shoe clerk or office worker yet the rewards for them can be many. The residual matrilineal system of Asante society means that inheritance moves from a man to his sister's children. The result is that an Asante woman is left with no means of support if her husband dies. The traders have gone to work to protect themselves against this possibility, to pay for their children's education and to maintain their independence. Implicit in this analysis of women traders is the relationship between men and women in Asante society. Marriage is polygamous and the crew interview women about their feelings on marriage and of their hopes of coming marriages. The film portrays the influence women have in the market as a direct contrast to their position in the home. Interviews with several husbands reveal, perhaps not surprisingly, that their perception of women differs from the women's perception of themselves. The men talk of the importance of having two wives, one to serve when the other is tired; one to grant sexual favours while the other is menstruating; each to compete with the other for male attention thus allowing the husband to retain control. Although the men accept a woman earning extra money, they still say a woman should be submissive and serve men. The women regard themselves as assertive, capable, and in control. Interviews with two young women demonstrate a desire for equality in the home. The film's analysis is a sympathetic one and full of insight. The focus is, though, rather narrowly on the husband-wife relationship and women's important relationships with their female and male kin are given little attention.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Kumasi, Ghana. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Akan with English subtitles.
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  • 18
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    Watertown, MA :Documentary Educational Resources (DER),
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (63 min.). , 010255
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Public housing ; Public housing Social aspects. ; Public housing. ; Massachusetts ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Down The Project ... From the Project: The Crisis of Public Housing presents the story of two projects that housed working families, both white and black, in the 1940s. In later years, crippled by lower budgets and the needs of poorer populations, they came to be regarded as eyesores, as danger zones. How did these changes occur? How did public housing begin? Which forces lobbied for it and against it? How do the people living in this housing see it?
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in 1982 in Boston, MA. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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  • 19
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (57 min.). , 005704
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Kwegu (African people) ; Ethiopia Social life and customs. ; Ethiopia. ; Australia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: 'The Kwegu' is an entirely tasteful and dignified presentation of the harsh realities of subsistence living, and it may help us understand how, even in stateless societies, dominated groups come to accept their domination as part of the natural order. The Kwegu are hunters and cultivators who live along the banks of the River Omo in Southwestern Ethiopia. They are experts on the river, manipulating their dugout canoes through a swift current where falling overboard could mean delivery into the jaws of a crocodile. The Mursi are cattle herders and cultivators who live with the Kwegu for several months of the year. This film is about the relationship between these two groups of people. The Mursi number about 5,000 and the Kwegu about 500. Both groups cultivate flood land along the Omo during the dry season, when the Mursi may also bring their cattle to the river. But the Kwegu keep themselves separate from the Mursi; they speak their own language among themselves, although they are bilingual and communicate with the Mursi only in Mursi. When the Mursi and Kwegu share a village, the Kwegu houses usually form a separate cluster. When a Kwegu marries, a vital part of the bridewealth is livestock. But since the Kwegu do not keep cattle, a system of exchange has developed whereby the Kwegu perform services in exchange for Mursi cattle. In addition to providing bridewealth cattle, the Mursi patron protects 'his' Kwegu from other Mursi and acts on his behalf in bridewealth negotiations. In return the Kwegu provides his patron with honey and game meat and is available to ferry him and his family across the Omo when needed. This is a vital economic service, since the Mursi cultivate on both banks of the river and yet do not, unlike the Kwegu, live at the Omo all the year round. The Kwegu are therefore 'guardians' of the canoes as well as ferrymen. There is some debate about the nature of the Mursi-Kwegu relationship. The anthropologist advisor for the film, David Turton, sees the relationship as one of domination. The Mursi depend economically on the Kwegu more than the Kwegu do on them, and yet the Kwegu see themselves as dependent, in a different, more extreme sense, on the Mursi they cannot marry without the aid of Mursi patron. The Mursi exploit the economic services of the Kwegu through their control of Kwegu marriage. Jean Lydall, in her review of the film in RAIN (June 1982), suggests another interpretation for the exchange of services. She wonders if indeed the Kwegu are not making the Mursi 'pay through the nose' for the services they require. This film suggests that far from being second-class citizens, the Kwegu are sharp manipulators who have acquired protection and material wealth by making their services indispensable to the Mursi. Turton defended his interpretation in a reply to Lydall (RAIN, No. 51, pp. 10–12) and has more recently provided a more detailed description and analysis of the Mursi-Kwegu relationship, following the same argument as developed in the film but including much additional ethnographic information (Turton, 1986). The Kwegu won the Grand Prix du Festival at the Festival International du Film de Grand Reportage in Paris. This film is the second part of a trilogy, In Search of Cool Ground. The film is particularly recommended for courses in anthropology, African studies, patron–client relationships, ethnicity and multi-cultural studies.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Ethiopia. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Mursi with English subtitles.
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Zande
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.). , 005243
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Witchcraft ; Witchcraft. ; Zande (African people) Religion. ; Sudan. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: 'Witchcraft among the Azande' is suitable for showing in undergraduate and graduate classes on topics of religion, philosophy, and African ethnography. It could also be stimulating to discussions of psychology and medicine. The success of the Granada series on public television in England indicates its appeal to a much wider audience as well. P. Leis Evans-Pritchard's book Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande has become a classic of both ethnography and theories of witchcraft. Now, anthropologist John Ryle and film-maker André Singer, who was himself one of Evans-Pritchard's students and has published on the Azande, have teamed together to produce the film Witchcraft among the Azande for Granada Television's Disappearing World series. Singer wanted to learn for himself the accuracy of Evans-Pritchard's analysis and to note the changes since the original fieldwork carried out between 1926 and 1930. Among the Azande, witchcraft is considered to be a major danger. They believe that witchcraft can be inherited and that a person can be a witch, causing others harm, without realising her or his influence. Because of this danger, effective means of diagnosing witchcraft are, for them, vital. One method is through the use of an oracle. Several kinds of oracles are explored in the film, the most important being benge, a poison which is fed to baby chickens. The chick's death or survival provides the oracle's answer. Azande also use benge to judge other evidence in a court before a chief. Anthropologists have long argued about the nature and significance of beliefs in witchcraft and sorcery and, more generally, about the similarities and differences between 'traditional' thought and Western science. This film treads a delicate path, exploring an explanation of reality incomprehensible to a majority of Westerners and, at the same time, trying to portray the Azande as a clear-thinking, and almost familiar group of people. In this aim the film succeeds by creating a tension whereby the oracle's answers are important to the viewers because they have become involved and are forming their own opinions about the guilt or innocence of the defendants. Zande is not a static society and much has changed since Evans-Pritchard's original fieldwork. The area filmed is influenced by Catholicism; people are Christian, but the church cannot give answers to many of the questions of the Azande people. The older people see their children abandoning traditional moral and other values. For this schism, the older people seem to blame the government more than the church as the church teaches a value system consonant with the traditional one. Yet, alongside the Christian influence and changes among the younger generation, the power of beliefs in witchcraft and oracles remains. If Singer wanted to give support to Evans-Pritchard's ethnography, he has done so with Witchcraft among the Azande.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in North Central Africa. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Zande and English with English subtitles.
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.). , 005309
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Refugees ; Afghanistan Exiles. ; Afghanistan History Soviet occupation, 1979-1989. ; Ireland ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This documentary by Akbar Ahmed and Andre Singer is about the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan and tribal groups in the area.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Pakistan. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (39 min.). , 003852
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Afghans ; Ethnology ; Pushtuns Social life and customs. ; Refugees ; Pakistan Social life and customs. ; North America ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: There are twelve million Pathans. Bound by a common language, a common heritage and the unifying force of Islam, these proud and independent people do not acknowledge the geographical boundary which divides them between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This film was shot at the same time as Khyber in Pakistan, close to the Afghan border. The Pathans accept no imposed leadership, from without or from within. Their laws are the decisions of the democratic assembly of the village, known as the jirga. To disobey the jirga is to court heavy penalties against which there is no appeal. Their code of living is called pukhtunwali ­ the way of the Pathan. At its core are the principles of hospitality, personal honour and revenge. A man will fight to the death to avenge a wrong done to himself, his family or friends or, above all, his women. The film is noteworthy for the way in which it brings out the importance of these values. Their fierce loyalty, coupled with the independence of spirit which tolerates no formal leaders, makes the Pathans a formidable enemy, as the British once found out and, more recently, the Soviet invaders of Afghanistan have discovered.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Pakistan. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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