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  1. Human Sacrifice (1999)

    Director
    André Singer; Tom Sheahan
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 60 minutes), £50.00

    The documentary gives insight into the ancient rituals and religious practices involved in human sacrifice. The FORBIDDEN RITES series looks at rituals considered important and acceptable to one society but...

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  2. Night Will Fall

    Date
    19 Oct 2015, 09:37
    Author
    Sergio Angelini
    Post Type
    BUFVC Review

    Night Will Fall. GB. DVD. BFI. 75 minutes + 150 miinutes extras. £19.99 About the reviewer: Professor Gordon has published widely on 20th-century Italian literature, cinema and cultural history. He is the...

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  3. Pathans, The (1980 Film, Video)

    Director
    André Singer
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Bound by a common language and heritage and a fundamental belief in Islam, the Pathans have never acknowledged the political boundaries imposed by the states in which they live. Today the Pathans are...

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  4. Headhunting (1999)

    Director
    André Singer; Tom Sheahan
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 60 minutes), £50.00

    This film covers the history of human decapitation, featuring the story of two British engineers beheaded by rebels in modern Russia and the psychological and religious implications of contemporary...

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  5. Goddess and the Computer, The (1989 Video)

    aka: Water Goddess and the Computer, The

    Director
    Steve Lansing; André Singer
    Subject
    Anthropology; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Hire (RAI Film & Video Library) Sale (INCA, RAI), Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min., 1997 sale: £30.00 (inc. VAT +p&p) (INCA) 2000 hire: £15.00 (+VAT +p&p) 2000 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p) (RAI)

    Demonstrates how in Bali, development projects can threaten a carefully balanced ecological irrigation system that is maintained by religious authorities. A biologist and an anthropologist look at the...

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  6. Witchcraft Among the Azande (1982 Video)

    aka: Azande, The

    Director
    André Singer
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale Hire, VHS (PAL, 52 minutes), £8.00 (hire), £50.00 (sale)

    A study of the Azande of the Sudan who today live a life of obscurity, dominated by magic, oracles and spells. Discusses how their beliefs influence their reactions to such events as an illness, a spoiled...

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  7. Inside China: Living with the Revolution (1983 Video)

    Director
    Leslie Woodhead
    Producer
    André Singer
    Subject
    Geography; History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min., 2005 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Filmed in south-east China (near Wuxi in Jiangsu province) follows the daily life of three Han peasant families living in communes. Concerned with the discontinuities the older generation have faced since...

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  8. Hanging Gardens of Arabia, The (1990)

    Director
    André Singer
    Producer
    Tony Milroy
    Subject
    Agriculture; Development studies; Environmental science; Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (52 minutes), £20.00

    Set in the arid highlands of the Yemen, tells how local farming communities have maintained and age-old system of terrace farming that has prevented the drought and famine experienced in neighbouring...

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  9. Cannibalism (1999)

    Director
    André Singer; Tom Sheahan
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 60 minutes), £50.00

    This film explores the history of cannibalism around the world and its role in different culture, from ancient Britain to Papua New Guinea, including first-hand accounts, expert interviews and rarely seen...

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  10. Inside China: The Newest Revolution (1983 Video)

    Director
    Leslie Woodhead
    Producer
    André Singer
    Subject
    Anthropology; Geography; History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 52 min., 2005 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Filmed in two Han communities around the city of Wuxi in south-east China. Looks at the new emphasis on material incentives after years of Maoist austerity. Four women sing ‘we exchanged our chickens for a...

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