Anthropology: Films and Videos in the University of Arizona Library
A Jesus Hideout in Jordan?: Mapping Ancient Textual Traditions (1999)
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (59 min.)
SUMMARY "Tabor combines clues from the Gospel of John, the story of Elijah, the Dead Sea scrolls and other historical writings that point to the location of a Jesus hideout east of Jordan, near Calim. He domonstrates how the combination of archaeology, historical documents such as the Dead Sea scrolls, and the Bible texts produces a unique picture of the Nazarene movement and the geography of Jesus' life."--Container.
SUBJECTS Excavations (Archaeology) -- Dead Sea Region (Israel and Jordan)
SUBJECTS Jordan -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Bible. N.T. Gospels -- Geography.
Media Video BT303.9 .J47 1999
Jewish Reform Movements: Qumran and the Gospel of Matthew (1999)
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (55 min.)
SUMMARY "Saldarini characterizes the Qumran community, the Jesus movement and the followers of Matthew as contemporary reform groups within the broad categories of Jews and Christians. He theorizes that Matthew would have been aware of the Qumran community's beliefs (just as we are aware of various religious beliefs today) and notes similarities between the Matthean community, Qumran and Matthew's gospel."--Container.
SUBJECTS Jews -- Social life and customs -- To 70 A.D.
SUBJECTS Sociology, Biblical.
SUBJECTS Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
SUBJECTS Bible. N.T. Matthew -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Media Video DS112 .J49 1999
Joe Leahy's Neighbours (1988)
Made with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission; Australian Broadcasting Corp.; Australian International Development Assistance Bureau; Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (90 min.)
SUMMARY The sequel to "First Contact" by filmmakers Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson concerns Australian prospector and explorer Leahy's mixed-race son, Joe. Never recognized by his father, Joe has pursued a Western life and has risen to affluence amongst the Ganiga tribe who envy his success but question the means by which he got his land. In a volatile situation Joe tries to keep the lid on matters and uses his freedom from tribal obligations to further his financial success. This film looks at a situation which mirrors the questions about Papua New Guinea's future and the choices its people face.
NOTE English subtitles.
SUBJECTS Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea.
SUBJECTS Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs.
Media Video GN671.N5 J64 1988
Jorden Er Vores Mor: To Indianske Folk I Latinamerika (the Earth Is Our Mother: Two Indian Tribes in Latin America) (1987)
Statens filmcentral and Foreningen Casablanca; writer, director, Peter Elsass.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (52 min.).
SUMMARY Shows the Motilon Indians of Venezuela who have become spiritually and economically impoverished and have abandoned their traditional ways, becoming dependent on the missionaries. In contrast, this documentary discusses how the Arhuaco Indians of Colombia expelled the Catholic missionaries and established their own independent education system and a well-organized hierarchical society. Shows how they are maintaining their cultural integrity by taking a stand against foreign influences.
NOTE English subtitles and narration.
SUBJECTS Motilon Indians.
SUBJECTS Arhuaco Indians.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Venezuela.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Colombia.
Media Video F2319.2.M6 E3713 1987
Journey through Eden (1975)
DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (29 min.)
SUMMARY Presents traditional culture of East Africa. Uses music and dance to interweave the rituals of men with the animals, village life, and terrain of Kenya and Tanzania. Includes sequences with the Masai, Kikuyu, Waikoma, Chagga, and Kisii.
SUBJECTS Africa, East -- Description and travel.
SUBJECTS Ethnology -- Africa, East.
SUBJECTS Africa, East -- Social life and customs.
Media Film D-11,002
Last modified: August 11, 2009