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A Man Called "Bee": Studying the Yanomamo
Series Title: 2007
Call Number: DVD 2012-112
Description: Yanomamo series. Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects field data among the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela examining Yanomamo culture and contributing factors such as demography, territory/technology, social organization, language, and ideology.
Keywords: Anthropology; South Africa; Ethnographic

Arrows Against the Wind
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Call Number: DVD 2009-218
Description: Culture and traditions of the Dani and Asmat, indigenous peoples of West Papua, Irian Jaya, and the social, political, and environmental upheaval they have endured since the beginning of Indonesian rule in 1963.
Keywords: Tracey Groome; Ethnographic; Social Conditions; Politics; Papuan; Indonesia

Baboon Tales
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Call Number: DVD 2010-11
Description: Based on 26 years of fieldwork by anthropologist/primatologist Shirley Strum, this film documents social and parenting skills of baboons toward their offspring through the first year of a newborn's life during a season of drought. Narrated by Glenn Close.
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Bai jia xing/ Zhong yang dian shi tai
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Call Number: DVD 2007-48
Description: The People's Republic of China Ministry of Education Gift Collection; 15 discs.
Keywords: China: Genealogy

Ball of Fire: the Angry Goddess
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Call Number: VCR 2001-84
Description: Documentary about the Kerala South Indian ritual dance mudiyettu.
Keywords: Indian Rites and Ceremonies

Black Is... Black Ain't
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Call Number: VCR 2003- 62
Description: A look at the often-conflicting definitions of blackness in America.
Keywords: African-American Identity

Body Detectives: Forensic Anthropology at the Body Farm
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Call Number: DVD 2006-47
Description: Clinical program travels to the world?s first open-air crime lab with founder Bill Bass, of The University of Tennessee, for a close-up look at how cadavers decay
Keywords: Forensic Anthropology

Bollywood Bound
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Call Number: VCR 2003-116
Description: Canadian children of Indian immigrants return to India to work in Bollywood.
Keywords: India: Motion Picture Industry

Brazil: Priests, Samba Dancers, and Mulattos
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Call Number: VCR 2002-99
Description: Life of a woman in Brazil; "Women of Latin America" series.
Keywords: Women in Brazil

Cajun Country
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Call Number: VCR 2000-86
Description: Social life, music, and cultural aspects of Cajun communities.
Keywords: Cajun Culture

Chichen Itza: Yucatan, Mexico
Series Title: Maya
Call Number: VCR 2007-328
Description: Volume 1 in a 10-volume series that documents 35 sites of Mayan architecture and provides insights into the ancient Mayan civilization; volume 1 focuses on the Chichen Itza site in Mexico.
Keywords: Mayan Civilization

Chinese Foot Binding: The Vanishing Lotus
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Call Number: DVD 2007-178
Description: Documents a custom that subjugated Chinese women to a brutal beauty myth: tiny, three-inch feet as an erotic symbol of beauty and eligibility.
Keywords: China: Footbinding; Chinese Women: Social Life, Cu

Conga Lessons at the Bay of Pigs
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Call Number: DVD 2004-91
Description: Three Americans travel to Cuba to document the modern lives of its people.
Keywords: Cuba

Couple in the Cage
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Call Number: VCR 2000-69
Description: Performance artists are exhibited as part of a fictional Indian tribe.
Keywords: Performance Art

Death of a Shaman
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Call Number: DVD 2008-198
Description: Darker side of the the American dream that affected many of the 40,000 Mien who came from the mountains of Southeast Asia to America. A young Mien woman journeys to uncover her father’s tragic life and how their family suffered through poverty, racism, immigration, religious differences, drugs, and the murder of a family member.
Keywords: Asian Americans; Immigration; Richard Hall; Yao

Death Will Come Soon Enough/ The Utes Must Go
Series Title: How the West Was Lost
Call Number: VCR 2004- 99
Description: Volume 3: Modoc and Utes
Keywords: Indians of North America

Divided We Fall / The Unconquered
Series Title: How the West Was Lost
Call Number: VCR 2004-97
Description: Volume 1: Iriquois and the Seminole.
Keywords: Indians of North America

Ethnic Notions
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Call Number: DVD 2006-209
Description: This program traces the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice.
Keywords: Racism; Civil Rights Movement

Feast
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Call Number: VCR 2004-201
Description: Examines the formation of an alliance between hostile Yanomano Indian villages in South America.
Keywords: Indians of South America: Social Customs

Gang Terror
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Call Number: VCR 2002-201
Description: Explores the gangland subculture of the United States.
Keywords: Gangs

Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary
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Call Number: DVD 2010-111
Description: 24 people stand around "Hard Body" pickup truck. Whoever can keep their hand on the truck the longest, wins the truck.
Keywords: Endurance

Himalayan Herders
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Call Number: VCR 2001-61
Description: Portrait of a temple-village in the Yolmo valley of Central Nepal.
Keywords: Nepal: life and customs

How Beliefs and Values Define a Culture
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Call Number: VCR 2002-18
Description: Oversize; helps students learn how to analyze and study any culture.
Keywords: Ethnology and Culture; Instructional

In Search of Kundun with Mortin Scorsese
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Call Number: DVD 2008-183
Description: Martin Scorsese's encounter with the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet.
Keywords: Michael Wilson

In the Name of Love
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Call Number: DVD 2010-179
Description: Many desperate young Russian women turn to marriage agencies in a bid to escape.
Keywords: Shannon O'Rourke; Mail order brides; Social and Economical Conditions

In Whose Honor?
Series Title: Point of View
Call Number: DVD 2009-56
Description: Discussion of Chief Illiniwek as the University of Illinois mascot, and the effect the mascot has on Native American peoples.
Keywords: American Indian Mascots in Sports; Jay Rosenstei; Racism

Irak: The Return of Allah
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Call Number: DVD 2007-81
Description: A chronicle of Shiites in Iraq, focusing on the persecutions they suffered for rebelling against Saddam Hussein and their renewed influence after the 2003 Iraq War.
Keywords: Iraq: Islam and Politics, Shiites

Let Them Eat Grass
Series Title: How the West Was Lost
Call Number: VCR 2004-100
Description: Volume 4: Dakota Indians
Keywords: Indians of North America

Letters Not about Love
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Call Number: VCR 2004-75
Description: Film montage documents the five-year correspondence between an American and a Russian poet.
Keywords: Poets

Lifesense: Our Lives through Animal Eyes
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Call Number: VCR 2000-7
Description: Interactions of animals and humans; Oversize.
Keywords: Animal Behavior

Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Inca
Series Title: Digging for the Truth
Call Number: DVD 2009-239
Description: Explorer Josh Bernstein unravels mysteries of Incan culture.
Keywords: A&E Television Networks; Ethnographic

Margaret Mead and Samoa
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Call Number: VCR 2004-240
Description: Presents new evidence in the controversy over anthropologist Mead's "Coming of Age in Samoa."
Keywords: Margaret Mead; Anthropology: Samoa

Masai Women
Series Title: 2003
Call Number: DVD 2012-115
Description: 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.
Keywords: Africa; Kenya

Maya: Temples, Tombs, and Time
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Call Number: VCR 2004-139
Description: A look at the Maya, one of the most advanced indigenous people of the Americas.
Keywords: Mayas; Central American Indians

Mystery of the First Americans
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Call Number: VCR 2006-5
Description: Documents the ramifications of the discovery of the "Kennewick Man," a 10,000-year-old body in Washington state.
Keywords: Anthropology; Kennewick Man

N!ai: The Story of a !Kung Woman
Series Title: 1980
Call Number: DVD 2012-111
Description: Odyssey television series. 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.
Keywords: Africa; Social Life and Customs

Nanook of the North
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Call Number: VCR 2000-81
Description: 1922 silent film based on Flaherty's "My Eskimo Friends."
Keywords: Eskimos; Robert Flaherty

Nations of the Northeast
Series Title: Native Americans
Call Number: VCR 2004-78
Description: History of the Iriquois and other tribes of Northeast America.
Keywords: Native Americans

No Bone Unturned: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
Series Title: ABC News: Nightline
Call Number: DVD 2006-46
Description: Spotlights the work of Doug Owsley, forensic anthropologist and curator at the Smithsonian Institution?s National Museum of Natural History
Keywords: Forensic Anthropology

North Korea: Secret Nation
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Call Number: DVD 2006-131
Description: Documents the stark poverty and extreme repression in North Korea that exist alongside age-old customs.
Keywords: North Kora

Paris: 1900
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Call Number: VCR 2001-313
Description: Lumiere brothers capture "fin de siecle" Paris on archival film.
Keywords: Paris: Social Life and Customs

People of the Great Plains
Series Title: Native Americans
Call Number: VCR 2004-79
Description: A history of the "Buffalo People," including the Crow, Comanche, Sioux, Kiowa, and Arapaho tribes.
Keywords: Native Americans

Pop!Tech: The Next Renaissance
Series Title: Pop!Tech
Call Number: DVD 2006-204
Description: 12 discs; 8th Annual congress dealing with the social aspects of technological innovations; held in Camden, Maine, on October 19-22, 2005.
Keywords: Technology: Social Aspects

Pop!Tech: The Next Renaissance
Series Title: Pop!Tech
Call Number: DVD 2006-205
Description: 12 discs; 8th Annual congress dealing with the social aspects of technological innovations; held in Camden, Maine, on October 19-22, 2005.
Keywords: Technology: Social Aspects

Preventing Violence
Series Title: Conflict Resolution: Breaking the Barriers of Violence
Call Number: DVD 2006-122 v.3
Description: Part 3: focuses on the prevention of youth violence.
Keywords: Violence; Conflict Resolution

Puerto Rico: Paradise Invaded
Series Title: Women of Latin America
Call Number: VCR 2006-2
Description: The life of Puerto Rican women in New York and Puerto Rico, emphasizing their roles and views in the move for independence.
Keywords: Puerto Rico: Social Conditions

Question of Fairness
Series Title: Now (TV program)
Call Number: DVD 2005-107
Description: Bill Moyers investigates the growing gap between rich and poor in the United States by focusing on three different cases.
Keywords: United States: Income Distribution

Sherman's March
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2000-34
Description: Ross McElwee's search for love in the South.
Keywords: Biography; Comedy

Sherpa High Country
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Call Number: VCR 2002-12
Description: Explores the habitat and culture of the Sherpa people of Nepal.
Keywords: Nepal; Sherpas

Sky Dancer
Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2012-113
Description: Daily life and teachings of one of Tibetan Buddhism's great female masters. In a world where ethnic and political tensions are driving people apart, we are transported to a community where Chinese and Tibetan students are treated as equals. Khandroma Kunzang Wangmo, the matriarch and spiritual leader of a remote area on the Tibetan plateau, is one of very few women ever to receive a position of power in Tibetan Buddhism. Even more rare, she is the descendant of two extremely significant and highly respected masters of Tibetan Buddhism.
Keywords: China

Song of Ceylon
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Call Number: VCR 2000-1
Description: Traditional Ceylon culture contrasts with modern day.
Keywords: Sri Lanka

Stranger in My Native Land
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Call Number: VCR 2001-59
Description: Tibetan exile returns to Tibet and sees how the culture has declined.
Keywords: Tibet: social conditions

Street Gangs of Los Angeles
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Call Number: VCR 2004-108
Description: Documentary film of life in the streets of Los Angeles.
Keywords: Gangs: Los Angeles

Street Life: Inside America's Gangs
Series Title: ABC News
Call Number: VCR 2003- 65
Description: Investigation into gang life, including interviews w/ gang members.
Keywords: Gangs in the United States

Taking Action Against Violence
Series Title: Conflict Resolution: Breaking the Barriers of Violence
Call Number: DVD 2006-122 v.2
Description: Part 2: young men and women from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds reveal their experiences of violence.
Keywords: Violence; Conflict Resolution

The Purity Myth: The Virginity Movement's War Against Women
Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2012-110
Description: Jessica Valenti reveals ways our society links a woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values.
Keywords: Women

Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity
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Call Number: DVD 2006-210
Description: The relationship between the images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the end of the 20th century.
Keywords: Mass Media: Masculinity and Violence

Trail of Tears/ As Long as the Grass Shall Grow
Series Title: How the West Was Lost
Call Number: VCR 2004-98
Description: Volume 2: Cherokees and the Indians of Oklahoma.
Keywords: Indians of North America

Understanding Violence
Series Title: Conflict Resolution: Breaking the Barriers of Violence
Call Number: DVD 2006-122 v.1
Description: Part 1: defines the types of violence affecting young men and women today.
Keywords: Violence; Conflict Resolution

Women of the Earth
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Call Number: VCR 2002-125
Description: Lives of Australian aborigines through the eyes of aboriginal women.
Keywords: Australian Aborigines

Women's Kingdom
Series Title: 2007
Call Number: DVD 2011-240
Description: One of the last matriarchal societies in the world, the Mosuo of southwest China live beyond the structures of mainstream Chinese culture.
Keywords: Ethnographic; Women