Anthropology


THE NEW AMERICANS
THE NEW AMERICANS

2009  Chicano Studies  Kartemquin Films  Political Science  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  African Studies  African-American Studies  Immigration 

A landmark seven-hour documentary series, The New Americans follows the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants - from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, Nigeria and Palestine - to offer a kaleidoscopic picture of immigrant life in the U.S. Available for the first time in its entirety on DVD.

FAIRYTALE OF KATHMANDU
FAIRYTALE OF KATHMANDU

LGBTQ  Anthropology  Asian Studies  Irish Studies  Literature  2009  Directed by Women 

When a filmmaker accompanies a celebrated, openly gay poet on one of his many trips to Nepal - where he is revered for his philanthropy and generosity towards young men - she discovers all is not what it seems. A thought-provoking documentary about exploitation, sexual tourism and the developing world.

THE AXE IN THE ATTIC
THE AXE IN THE ATTIC

African-American Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  Political Science  Cinema Studies  Sociology  2008  Directed by Women 

What does it mean to be exiled in your own country? In the aftermath of Katrina, two filmmakers embark on a road trip to meet displaced evacuees. An important American documentary, The Axe in the Attic tackles questions of race, class, and the breakdown of trust between a government and its citizens.

MEN ON THE EDGE: fishermen’s diary
MEN ON THE EDGE: fishermen’s diary

Political Science  Cultural Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Anthropology  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  2008  Directed by Women 

On an abandoned beach off the coast of Israel, against all odds, Israeli and Palestinian fishermen live and work together. Men on the Edge: Fishermen's Diary documents four years in their lives, an eclectic group of men brought together by a shared relationship with the sea.

THE JUDGE AND THE GENERAL
THE JUDGE AND THE GENERAL

Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law  World History  Peace & Conflict  Anthropology  Political Science  2008  Directed by Women 

In 1998, judge Juan Guzman, a longtime Pinochet supporter, was assigned to prosecute the ex-Chilean dictator for human rights crimes. This engrossing documentary follows the twists and turns of this landmark case; one that influenced the application of human rights laws around the world.

AFGHAN MUSCLES
AFGHAN MUSCLES

Cultural Studies  Anthropology  LGBTQ  Islamic Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  2008 

Afghan Muscles takes us inside the most popular sport in Afghanistan: body building. Suppressed by the Taliban, this thriving spectator sport now attracts thousands of young men across a country ravaged by war and poverty who dream of attaining a better life through muscles.

THE LOST COLONY
THE LOST COLONY

Anthropology  Health  Europe  Eastern Europe  Science  Russia  Biology  2008  Directed by Women 

The recent history of Abkhazia - a breakaway republic in Georgia, like South Ossetia - is told through the story of a once-renowned scientific institute struggling to survive after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. It's a far different perspective on the Russia-Georgia crisis than what's reported on CNN.

JOURNEY OF A RED FRIDGE
JOURNEY OF A RED FRIDGE

Asian Studies  Anthropology  Labor Studies  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

The journey of a young boy, hired to carry a red Coca-Cola fridge across the Himalayan Mountains, is an acute portrait of child labor in the developing world. This unusually beautiful and moving documentary is supported by the Global Fund for Children.

NEVER PERFECT
NEVER PERFECT

2008  Women's Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Media Studies  Health  Asian-American Studies  Asian Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  Directed by Women 

How are ideals of beauty influenced by race, history, and geopolitics? And how are these ideals reinforced in ethnic communities? With a rich selection of film clips and archival footage, Never Perfect examines the dramatic rise in popularity of cosmetic surgery among Asian-American women.

MISS NAVAJO
MISS NAVAJO

Women's Studies  Native American Studies  Cultural Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  2008 

For most of us, pageants conjure up smiling beauty-queen hopefuls parading around in bathing suits or glittery gowns. But most of us have never witnessed the Miss Navajo Nation competition - a unique pageant established in 1952 to celebrate women and tradition in Navajo culture.

THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT
THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT

Political Science  Health  Children & Young Adult  Asian Studies  Anthropology  AIDS  2007  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Directed by Women 

2007 Academy Award® winner for Best Documentary Short Subject, The Blood of Yingzhou District is a groundbreaking documentary film which exposes the hidden AIDS epidemic in China, a country not commonly associated with the disease.

KIRAN OVER MONGOLIA
KIRAN OVER MONGOLIA

Environmental Studies  Cultural Studies  Asian Studies  Anthropology  2007 

Set against the staggering and exotic beauty of Mongolia, Kiran Over Mongolia follows the story of a young man as he attempts to learn the culture of his ancestors through the ancient art of eagle mastery.

PORTRAIT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 2)
PORTRAIT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 2)

Russia  Photography  Environmental Studies  Eastern Europe  Cinema Studies  Anthropology 

An award-winning film from Russian documentary filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa, Portrait is an evocative snapshot of a disappearing way of life, a meditation on old and new Russia.

THE SETTLEMENT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 3)
THE SETTLEMENT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 3)

Russia  Psychology & Psychiatry  Environmental Studies  Eastern Europe  Disabilities  Cinema Studies  Anthropology 

A critically-acclaimed, visually arresting documentary about a very strange Russian settlement, from renowned documentary filmmaker, Sergei Loznitsa.

A PYRAMID OF WOMEN
A PYRAMID OF WOMEN

Asian Studies  Women's Studies  Anthropology  Directed by Women 

A group of women in India are challenging male domination over a dangerous religious custom, where a human pyramid is formed to break decorated pots that hang several stories in the air.

HIDE YOUR WORDS
HIDE YOUR WORDS

Women's Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Children & Young Adult  Anthropology 

As they gather salt, two young girls talk about a fellow classmate, a 14-year-old girl who was forced to marry a 73-year-old man. An intimate look at the reality of arranged marriages in Iran.

THE RESTORER
THE RESTORER

New York City  Economics  Anthropology  American Studies  Immigration 

The Restorer is an anthropological documentary about a Turkish-Armenian immigrant, Zeron Ayvazian, an antique rug restorer, living in New York City.

MYSTIC VOICES: the story of the pequot war
MYSTIC VOICES: the story of the pequot war

Native American Studies  Indigenous Studies  Anthropology  American History 

Narrated in part by Roy Scheider, Mystic Voices tells the story of a pivotal event in the early history of the Colonial America that set the stage for the ultimate domination of Native Peoples by European settlers.

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LOURDES

Anthropology  Europe  Health  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology 

Examines the most famous of Marian shrines, in France, which is visited by more than five million pilgrims each year.

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THE SOUND OF RUSHING WATER

Anthropology  Latino Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

This poetic docu-drama about the pride and anguish of Haiti features the renowned Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe who recounts in song a fable that recreates Haiti's past and reveals its continuing tragedy.

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