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1.

We Are All Neighbours

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In a Muslim/Catholic village near Sarajevo, rumors fly and suspicions spread. When Catholic Croats assert control, Muslim businesses are attacked, villagers arrested and harassed, and homes threatened. Three weeks later, neighbors who had been close friends for 50 years no longer speak to each other, and the peaceful coexistence between Croats and Muslims disintegrates into mutual distrust and fear.
Online
1993
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Carnaval Bahia

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Summary: Traces the progress of the five-day Carnaval held every year in the city of Bahia, Northern Brazil. Focuses on one particular Bloco, group that participates in the Carnaval.
DVD
1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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Witchcraft Among the Azande

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Presents the role of witchcraft among the Azande in spite of their acceptance of Christianity. Focuses on its usage in adjudicating disputes, curing illness, assuring success in the hunt, and purification of the newborn.
DVD
2005; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ongka's Big Moka

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In Papua New Guinea, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them. Explores the Moka, a ceremony in which people give gifts to members of other tribes. The larger the gift, the greater the victory over the recipient. Follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his Moka.
DVD
2003; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
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Masai Manhood

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The Masai live in the East African rift valley. Their society is strictly divided into age sets, where the elders exercise all authority. This program focuses on the live of the young warriors and the eunoto ceremony when they make the transition from warrior to elder.
DVD
2008; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
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Masai Women

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An ethnographic view of Masai culture and society, focusing on the preparation of young Masai girls for marriage and life in their society. Probes, through a candid interview with an older woman, the feelings of the Masai women about polygamy and their inability to own property.
DVD
2003; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
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Masai Manhood

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An ethnographic view of Masai culture and society, focusing on the preparation of young Masai boys for manhood and leadership in their society. Follows the seven years of transition in which the boys serve as warriors and learn about survival and the outside world, as dictated by their elders.
VHS
1991; 1975
Ivy (By Request)
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Umbanda

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A religious cult, based on a centuries-old African tribal ritual taken to Latin America by slaves, now has more than 20 million followers in Brazil. Umbanda blends elements of graphic footage of a vast weekend ceremony of worship, ritual dancing, and hypnosis on the beach of Sao Paolo.
DVD
2013; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Albanians of Rrogam [electronic resource]: Disappearing World

With the fall of the Stalinist regime in Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe, the people of a remote mountain village are faced with the dilemma of how to reallocate the land and flocks after 40 years of collectivism. For the first time they have to make their own decisions in the face of an uncertain, changing future, as they must eke out an existence without the direction from above to which they have become accustomed.
Online
1991
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Mongolia II - the City on the Steppes [electronic resource]

Though Mongolia is as large as all of Western Europe, its population in the mid-1970s numbered a mere 1.5 million. This is the second of two films made by Granada TV - the first-ever documentary unit allowed in from the West - that give a rare look at life in a land once deemed remote and inaccessible. The City on the Steppes documents two celebrations. In the capital of Ulan Bator, then home to a quarter of the country's population, we see the 53rd anniversary of the socialist revolution play out with parades, festivals, wrestling and archery contests, and one of the most remarkable horse races in the world, where 7-to-12-year-old jockeys race. The film then returns to a shepherd's camp on a collective for the traditional celebration of Tsagaan Sar, the lunar New Year festival, also [...]
Online
1975
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The Basques of Santazi [electronic resource]

Every summer for hundreds of years, the Basque shepherds of Santazi have herded their sheep up to the high pastures in the Pyrenees. But now their way of life is threatened. Change has come to the village along the avenues of introduced roads and improved communication systems with the outside world. The effects stretch from people's relationship with the Catholic religion to inheritance customs; television has also entered the villagers' homes; and the traditional life of shepherding is changing amid the conflict of interest between those who have formed a syndication to maintain the viability of shepherding and the sons who have taken jobs as linemen for the electricity company. Following the lives of two Basque families through the seasons of a year of such change, this film shows [...]
Online
1982
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The Kwegu [electronic resource]

Along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia, an almost feudal relationship plays out between the 500-strong Kwegu, a small group of hunters and cultivators, and the Mursi, who number 5,000. Every Kwegu offers ferrying, honey-gathering, and metalworking services to his Mursi patron. In exchange, the Mursi offers security - defending his Kwegu from attack by other members of the stronger tribe - and the all-important cattle, without which, in the complex tribal bride-price rituals, no Kwegu marriage can take place nor Kwegu children thus be born. Unfortunately for both Mursi and Kwegu, their mutually profitable relationship cannot last much longer. With birth rates falling among the already depleted Kwegu, and once-taboo intermarriages becoming more accepted, the Kwegu ar [...]
Online
1982
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The Kalasha [electronic resource]: Rites of Spring

The Kalasha are an ancient mountain people living in the Chitral district of northwestern Pakistan. Surrounded by a predominantly Muslim population, they adhere to an old religion based on Hinduism. This film presents a picture of their way of life and features the celebrations of Goshi, their three-day spring festival.
Online
1990
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The Wodaabe [electronic resource]

The Wodaabe of the Sahara are among the last true nomads. Anthropologist Mette Bovin travels with the Wodaabe as they follow their herds in an endless migration across African borders, resisting pressures to settle down and lead a "normal" life. Though their herds have been devastated by drought, they intend to hold on to their way of life, in which ritual and taboo play a major part. As the Wodaabe also value male beauty, the men adorn themselves with makeup.
Online
1983
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The Mursi [electronic resource]

The Mursi are a tribe living in southwestern Ethiopia, along the Omo River. They are constantly at war about grazing rights with a neighboring tribe, the Bodi - and the most interesting feature of their way of life is the open public debate through which they settle their most important problems, including that of the war. As we learn from the filmmakers, "They never shout each other down, never interrupt, always allow every man to have his say - [there is] no chairman, no vote.
Online
1974
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In Search of Cool Ground - the Mursi Trilogy: II the Kwegu [electronic resource]

This second part of The Mursi Trilogy documents the changes in the life of the Kwegu tribe of southwestern Ethiopia as drought and famine drive them into contact with the outside world. This small group of hunters and cultivators are regarded by the cattle-herding Mursi as very much the lesser tribe, scorned as "the men without cattle." Yet the Mursi depend on the Kwegu for hunting, gathering, and metalworking services - and, being nervous of water, they rely on the Kwegu to ferry them across the Omo to their fertile planting and grazing grounds. In exchange, the Mursi provide protection and the cattle the Kwegu need for their complex tribal bride-price rituals.
Online
1982
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In Search of Cool Ground - the Mursi Trilogy: III the Migrants [electronic resource]

This last part of The Mursi Trilogy continues the story of the tribe's search for a more hospitable environment and further explores their relationship with neighboring peoples. Given their weakened foothold in the pastoral economy and their increased dependence on market exchange, the migrants have moved away from their traditional grazing lands in a desperate bid for survival, in turn becoming settled agriculturalists and traders like their highland neighbors, the Ari. As their migration brings them into contact for the first time with the outside world of money and government, traditional ways established over thousands of years are beginning to change. By tracing the current and potential impact of this move on the lives of the Mursi, this finale shows how they are beginning to c [...]
Online
1985
18.

Inside China [electronic resource]: The Newest Revolution

Through the eyes of one peasant family, this classic film looks at China's latest revolution: a gamble with individual wealth and material incentives. A huge national experiment plans to dismantle the communes in an effort to modernize the country. While this refocusing on individual effort would potentially enrich the peasants and workers, it could also threaten the communal life established since the Chinese Revolution of 1949.
Online
1983
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Saints and Spirits in Morocco [electronic resource]

This program explores the personal dimensions of Islam for women in Morocco-as seen through the eyes of one woman, Aisha bint Muhammad-during three events: the annual renewal of contact with a spirit through a ritual festival of celebration in Marakech; the pilgrimage to the moussem, or festival of a powerful saint, whose shrine lies in the mountains of the High Atlas; and the veneration of a new saint's shrine in a small plains village.
Online
1978
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The War of the Gods [electronic resource]

This film contrasts the belief systems and ways of life of the Maku and Barasana Colombian Indians with those of the Protestant and Catholic missionaries who, in competing to convert the Indians to Christianity, threaten to consume their ancient culture. The Protestants, North American Fundamentalists from the Summer Institute of Linguistics, are said to have used their organization as a cover in order to be allowed to work with the Indians, because open Protestant missionary activity would not have been acceptable to the authorities.
Online
1974