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Anthropology: Films and Videos in the University of Arizona Library


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Taking Pictures (1996)

Australian Film Finance Corporation presents a Vingan Pty Limited production.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (56 min.)
SUMMARY Australian documentary filmmakers explore the issues and pitfalls of filming across cultural boundaries through interviews and samples of their films of Papua New Guinea including Trobriand Cricket, First Contact, The Shark Callers of Kontu, Joe Leah's Neighbors, Black Harvest, Cannibal tours, and others. It also covers the work of indigenous Papua New Guinea filmmakers and their own experience making sense of film and culture.
NOTE English narration and native dialects with English subtitles.
SUBJECTS Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea.
SUBJECTS Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs.
Media Video PN1993.5.A8 T34 1996

The Talking Skull (1999)

Produced by MEDSTAR [and] TLC, The Learning Channel; produced and written by Diana Hunter Jones.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (26 min.)
SERIES Medical detectives
SUMMARY A forensic anthropologist identifies a victim by using facial reconstruction on a skull discovered at a Boy Scout camp in Missouri.
SUBJECTS Forensic anthropology -- Case studies.
SUBJECTS Criminal investigation -- Technological innovations -- Case studies.
SUBJECTS Facial reconstruction (Anthropology) -- Case studies.
SUBJECTS Forensic sciences -- Case studies.
SUBJECTS Medical jurisprudence -- Case studies.
Media Video GN69.8 .T3 1999

El Templo Mayor de Tenochtitlan (1983, C1989)

D.R. Televisa Mexico; una co-producción de dirección general de Radio television y cinematografia y Televisa S.A.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (56 min.?)
SERIES En busca de México.
SUMMARY Covers the history and the archaeological sites of Mexico City's Templo Mayor.
NOTE In Spanish.
SUBJECTS Templo Mayor (Mexico City, Mexico)
SUBJECTS Mexico -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Temples -- Mexico.
Media Video F1219.1.M5 T33 1989

El Templo Mayor de Tenochtitlan (1991)

Una co-producción de RTC y Televisa S.A.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (56 min.)
SERIES En busca de México.
SUMMARY Explores the ancient ruins of the temple of Tenochtitlan and surrounding area. Hosts speculate about the life and culture of those who once inhabited that city.
NOTE In Spanish.
SUBJECTS Templo Mayor (Mexico City, Mexico)
SUBJECTS Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico)
SUBJECTS Mexico City (Mexico) -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mexico -- Mexico City.
SUBJECTS Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indian art -- Mexico -- Mexico City.
SUBJECTS Indian architecture -- Mexico -- Mexico City.
Media Video F1219.1.M5 T33 1991

Teotihuacán (1983, C1989)

D.R. Televisa Mexico; una co-producción de dirección general de Radio television y cinematografia y Televisa S.A.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (56 min.)
SERIES En busca de México.
SUMMARY Covers the history and the archaeological sites of Teotihuacán, the City of the Gods. Once the largest city in Mesoamerica, political and financial hub of a vast tributary network, Teotihuacán disappeared without an explanation, leaving buildings, paintings, and the oral tradition of the Nahuas.
NOTE In Spanish.
SUBJECTS Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico)
SUBJECTS Mexico -- Antiquities.
Media Video F1219.1.T27 T44 1989

Teotihuacán: El Misterio del Templo del Hombre-jaguar (teotihuacán: The Mystery of the Jaguar-man Temple) (1994)

Por Marie-Areti Hers, Emilie Carreón y María Elena Ruiz Gallut.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (27 min.) + 1 pamphlet.
SERIES Videos del arte de México.
NOTE Narration in English; projected text in Spanish.
SUBJECTS Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico)
SUBJECTS Indian painting -- Mexico -- Distrito Federal.
SUBJECTS Mural painting and decoration -- Mexico -- San Juan Teotihuacán.
SUBJECTS Mexico -- Antiquities.
Media Video F1219.1.T27 T277 1994

Thailand before Buddha (1990, C1995)

A Tele-Bon Film Production; directed by Timor Somogyi; writers, Eric Mandelbaum, Tamar Somogyi, Reinhard Hohler.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (23 min.)
SUMMARY This program traces old legends of seafaring Thai nomads in the south and visits the 9000-year old funeral site known as the Caves of the Spirits, as well as the Spirits of the Yellow Leaves, a people who live as nomads in the jungle and are considered the ancestors of the Thai people.
SUBJECTS Cave dwellers -- Thailand, Southern.
SUBJECTS Phi Tong Luang (Southeast Asian people) -- Thailand, Southern.
SUBJECTS Ethnology -- Thailand, Southern.
SUBJECTS Thailand -- Civilization.
Media Video DS569 .T424 1995

Thieves of Time (1999)

ABC News.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (23 min.)
SUMMARY Examines archaeological thefts from Navajo and Anasazi sites. Includes interviews with a convicted thief, art dealers, Navajo leaders, and archaeologists as well as a tour of several vandalized sites.
NOTE Originally broadcast Sept. 28, 1999 as a segment of: Nightline.
SUBJECTS Archaeological thefts -- Southwest, New.
Media Video E78.S7 T4 1999

Todos Santos Cuchumatan (1982)

Olivia Lucia Carrescia.
DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (41 min.).
SUMMARY Portrays life for the Indians of the Guatemalan village of Todos Santos Cuchumatan. Examines economic problems, social problems, everyday life, customs and festivals.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Guatemala.
SUBJECTS Guatemala -- Social conditions.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Social conditions.
Media Film E-14,198

Tracking down the past (1995)

A presentation of Films for the Humanities and Sciences; produces by Coscient, Inc. in collaboration with Radio-Quebec, TVOntario; producer, Francois St Laurent.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (23 min.)
SUMMARY With sequences shot at the most famous archaeological and prehistoric sites of France, this program describes Carbon-14 dating, fossil pollen analysis, and the correlation of annual ring counts on trees.
NOTE Originally broadcast as a segment of the Science show.
OTHER TITLE Title from container: Digging up the past.
SUBJECTS Archaeology -- Methodology.
SUBJECTS Excavations (Archaeology)
SUBJECTS France -- Antiquities.
Media Video CC76 .T73 1995

Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism (199-)

Director and anthropologist, Jerry W. Leach; produced by the Office of Information, Government of Papua New Guinea.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (55 min.) + guide.
SUMMARY Shows how the Trobriand Islanders have transformed the British game of cricket over the last seventy years into a unique Trobriand sport and a colorful ritual expressing their own cultural values.
SUBJECTS Cricket -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands.
SUBJECTS Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customs.
SUBJECTS Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands.
Media Video GV928.T7 T76 1990

The Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea (1991, C1990)

Anthropologist, Annette B. Weiner.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (52 min.)
SERIES Disappearing world.
SUMMARY The Trobriand Islands, regarded as anthropology's most sacred place, lie off the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. The island society has a complex balance of male authority and female wealth. Magic spells and sorcery pervade everyday life. This program focuses on two important events: the distribution of women's wealth after a death, and the "month of play", a time of celebration following the yam harvest.
SUBJECTS Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands.
SUBJECTS Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customs.
Media Video GN671.N5 T76 1990

Turning (199-?)

Written, produced, and directed by Diane Cilento.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (48 min.)
SUMMARY Made to coincide with the 700th anniversary of Jelaluddin Rumi, this film traces the evolution of the human concept and appreciation of Universal Nature. Beginning with the Anatolian Neolithic city of Catal Hüyük, the earliest known city, and then moving to Ephesus and Konya, the film considers the progress from Artemis to Diana and then to the Virgin Mary. The film concludes with a beautiful portrait of the ritual Sema, the mystic dance of the Whirling Dervishes in which Man is seen as the link between God and Creation.
SUBJECTS Philosophical anthropology.
SUBJECTS Philosophy of nature.
SUBJECTS Goddess religion.
SUBJECTS Mevleviyeh.
SUBJECTS Cosmology.
Media Video BD450 .C55 1990z

Tut, the Boy King (1977)

National Broadcasting Company.
PUBLISHER Wilmette, Ill.: Films Inc., 1977.
DESCRIPTION 2 16mm reels (52 min.) + poster.
SUMMARY A tour of the Egyptian treasures taken from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. This program, which was taken from the television special of the same title, features Orson Welles in an on-screen narration of a traveling exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
SUBJECTS Tutankhamen, King of Egypt -- Tomb.
SUBJECTS Egypt -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
SUBJECTS Art, Egyptian -- Exhibitions.
Media Film D-11,615

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