Anthropology: Films and Videos in the University of Arizona Library
Raoni: The Fight for the Amazon (1990, C1979)
A film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Dutilleux.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (83 min.).
SUMMARY Begins with footage from the American Indian demonstration in July 1978 called The Longest Walk, a 5-month trek from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. Journeys to the Amazon in Brazil to study the last sanctuary of the Indian. Focuses on Raoni, chief of the Megkronoti tribe who have lived in the Amazon basin since the beginning of human memory. He has been waging a fight to save the Indians' land and life as the spokesperson for all of Brazil's remaining Indians. Through world-wide tours with the rock musician, Sting, Raoni has achieved international focus on the rainforests and their inhabitants.
SUBJECTS Rain forests -- Amazon River Region.
SUBJECTS Rain forests -- Brazil.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Brazil.
Media Video QH541.5.R27 R36 1990
Releasing the Spirits: A Village Cremation in Bali (1981?)
Dept. of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (43 min.)
SUMMARY A group cremation in central Bali, pre-cremation preparations, the cycle of rituals, and the casting of ashes into the ocean. Narration is given by four participants, recorded while they watched videotapes of the cremation two years later.
NOTE Narration mostly in Balinese, with English subtitles.
SUBJECTS Cremation -- Indonesia -- Bali Island.
SUBJECTS Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Indonesia -- Bali Island.
Media Video GN486 .R44 1981z
American Anthropological Association.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (52 min.)
SUMMARY This program explores the custom of female circumcision which has been commonplace throughout history and is still practiced in many cultures. It discusses the efforts of women throughout
the world to stop the practice.
SUBJECTS Sex discrimination against women.
SUBJECTS Sex customs.
Media Video GN484 .R57 1991
Rouch in Reverse (1995)
A film by Manthia Diawara.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (51 min.)
SERIES Library of African cinema.
SUMMARY French ethnologist/filmmaker, Jean Rouch discusses his work with Manthia Diawara.
Media Video GN21.R63 R68 1995
Runa: Guardians of the Forest (sachata Huihuac Runa) (1989)
Produced by Ellen Speiser and Dominique Irvine.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (50 min.).
SUMMARY Describes the present situation of the Runa of the Ecuadorian Amazon in relation to the disappearing forests.
SUBJECTS Runa Indians.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Ecuador.
Media Video F3722.1.R85 R85 1989
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