Anthropology: Films and Videos in the University of Arizona Library

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The Immortal Emperor (1998)

A BBC production.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (50 min.)
SUMMARY It's 221 B.C., and the veil of history is lifted to reveal life in the Qin Dynasty, under China's first emperor, Shihuangdi. Noted historians, archaeologists, and other experts extrapolate from discoveries made in the ruler's tomb, as they examine the political, intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and religious structure of Chinese society of the first dynasty.
SUBJECTS Qin Shihuang, Emperor of China, 259-210 B.C.
SUBJECTS Terra-cotta sculpture, Chinese -- Qin-Han dynasties, 221 B.C.-220 A.D.
SUBJECTS Sculpture, Chinese -- Qin-Han dynasties, 221 B.C.-220 A.D.
SUBJECTS Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient -- China.
SUBJECTS Tombs -- China.
SUBJECTS China -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS China -- Kings and rulers.
Media Video DS747.9.S5 I44 1998

In and out of Africa (1992)

Produced and directed by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Taylor; University of California at Berkeley.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (59 min.)
SUMMARY Story about Gabai Baaré, a merchant who brings wood carvings from West Africa to sell in the United States.
NOTE In French and English, with English subtitles.
SUBJECTS Baaré, Gabai.
SUBJECTS Art, African -- Marketing.
SUBJECTS Decorative arts -- Africa, West.
SUBJECTS Wood-carving -- Africa, West.
Media Video N8620 .I5 1992

In Her Own Time (1986, C1985)

Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (59 min.)
SUMMARY Focuses on cultural anthropologist Barbara Myerhoff's study of the community of Hasidic Jews in Los Angeles's Fairfax neighborhood. Tells also how, after exhausting medical treatment for cancer, she found strength among the traditions, faith, and caring of these Orthodox Jews.
SUBJECTS Hasidim -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social life and customs.
SUBJECTS Jews -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social life and customs.
SUBJECTS Cancer -- Patients -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
SUBJECTS Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
Media Video F869.L89 J58 1986

In Search of Cool Ground: The Mursi Trilogy, 1974-85 (1985)

Granada Television.
DESCRIPTION 3 videocassettes (ca. 52 min. each)
SERIES Disappearing world.
CONTENTS pt. 1. The Mursi -- pt. 2. The Kwegu -- pt. 3. The Migrants.
SUMMARY Film documentary about the changes in the life of the Mursi and Kwegu tribes of Ethiopia now that drought and famine are driving them into contact with the outside world.
SUBJECTS Kwegu (African people)
SUBJECTS Murzu (African people)
SUBJECTS Ethiopia -- Social life and customs.
Media Video DT380 .I52 1985

In Search of Human Origins (1994)

Written and produced by Michael Gunton.
DESCRIPTION 3 videocassettes (180) min.)
SUMMARY Episode 1: The story of Lucy. In 1974, Johanson unearthed Lucy, at almost 3 million years of age, our oldest human ancestor. Lucy's tiny three-and-a-half-foot skeleton set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear. Lucy walked upright and it was proven that a larger brain was the key difference between early man and the ape.
Episode 2: Surviving in Africa. Johanson sets out to disprove the long-cherished view that early man's larger brain and reliance on technology are the by-products of the ability to hunt. He embarks on a journey across the Serengeti savanna of East Africa in search of food. He finds it- not by hunting but by scavenging off the leftovers of lions and leopards.
Episode 3: The creative revolution. Fifty thousand years ago, a dramatic change swept through the hunter-gatherers then living in Africa. They began to paint, carve, talk, bury their dead, travel and trade. What accounts for this sudden transformation? This question continues to be at the heart of heated debates.
NOTE Originally produced as a segment for the television series Nova.
NOTE Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
SUBJECTS Australopithecus afarensis.
SUBJECTS Fossil hominids -- Africa, East.
SUBJECTS Anthropology, Prehistoric -- Africa, East.
SUBJECTS Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Media Video GN283.25 .I5 1994

In Search of the Lost World (1972)

DESCRIPTION 2 16mm reels, 52 min.
SUMMARY Traces the origins of the lost civilizations of the Americas. Includes information of their development, how and why they perished and the artifacts they left which archaeolgists today use to piece together their story.
SUBJECTS America -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indians -- Antiquities.
Media Film E-10,031

In Search of the Trojan War (1989)

Films Incorporated presents a BBC TV production; written and presented by Michael Wood.
DESCRIPTION 3 videocassettes (VHS) (300 min.)
CONTENTS [1] The age of the heroes; The legend under siege --[2] The singer of tales; The women of Troy -- [3] Empire of the Hittites; The fall of Troy.
SUMMARY Historian Michael Wood looks at the Trojan War and whether or not it is myth or fact.
NOTE Series of six, 50 minute programs originally shown on television in 1985.
SUBJECTS Trojan War.
SUBJECTS Troy (Extinct city)
SUBJECTS Civilization, Homeric.
SUBJECTS Bronze age -- Turkey.
SUBJECTS Turkey -- Antiquities.
Media Video DF221.T8 I63 1989

In the Field of Time: A Documentary about the Life and Career of University of Arizona Archaeologist, Dr. Emil Haury (1995)

A production of KUAT Television.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (28 min.)
SUBJECTS Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-
SUBJECTS Archaeologists -- Arizona.
Media Video E57.H3 I5 1995

In the Shadow of the Incas (1993)

Films for the Humanities; The Discovery Channel.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (43 min.)
SERIES Lost civilizations.
SUMMARY The history of ancient Andean Indian cultures in Peru and northern Bolivia is revealed by examining the archaeological evidence which remains at various sites. Sites visited include Macchu Picchu (Peru), Tiahuanaco (Bolivia), and Cerro Sechín (Peru).
SUBJECTS Peru -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Bolivia -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Peru -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Bolivia -- Antiquities.
Media Video F3429 .I4 1993

The Incas (1980)

DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette, 59 min.
SERIES Odyssey.
SUMMARY Investigates what life was like in the Inca administrative centers, whether their ancient agricultural practices were relevant today, and what can be learned from the Incas' extraordinary road system.
SUBJECTS Incas -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Peru -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Peru -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Incas -- Social life and customs.
Media Video F3429 .I55

Interview with Dr. Margaret Mead, Anthropologist (1959)

DESCRIPTION recording on vinyl, 2 s. 10 in. 33 1/3 rpm. + microgroove guide.
CONTENTS Introduction.-- Anthropology as a career.-- Primitive societies.-- Morals.--Americans.--Communications.-- Study of anthropology.-- Plans for the future.-- Advice to young people.
NOTE Text of the interview, including bibliography and study questions (8 p.) inserted in slipcase.
Media Disc M479


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