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  1. Night Will Fall (2014)

    Director
    André Singer
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 75 minutes), £19.99

    When Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps in 1944-45, their terrible discoveries were recorded by army and newsreel cameramen, revealing for the first time the full horror of what had...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Last Navigator, The (1989 Video)

    Director
    André Singer
    Producer
    Martin Pick
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Hire (RAI Film & Video Library) Sale (RAI, INCA), Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 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

    Concerns the clash of two cultures and two technologies. The technology is navigation, traditional and Western, and the cultures are Satawal, one of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia, and the United States....

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  8. Battle for the Planet (7 Parts) (1987 Video)

    Director
    Bo Landin
    Subject
    Development studies; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, 2 videocassettes. Standard formats. col. 208, 156 min. Tape 1 contains programmes 1-4; tape 2 contains programmes 5-7.

    A seven-part series with each programme presenting a personal view of a major issue, followed by responses from grass-roots groups in different countries, and concluded with discussion relating the issue to...

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  9. Strangers Abroad (6 Parts) (1985 Video)

    aka: Strangers Abroad: Pioneers of Social Anthropology

    Director
    André Singer
    Producer
    André Singer
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (6 x 52 minutes), £60.00 each part or £300 the series

    Series on the first anthropologists to go out to live among the peoples who interested them. Retraces the steps of these pioneering anthropologists in the countries where they worked and, through their...

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  10. In Search of Cool Ground: The Mursi Trilogy. 1: The Mursi (1985 Video)

    Director
    Leslie Woodhead
    Producer
    Leslie Woodhead
    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Hire (1974 version - RAI) Sale (1974 version - RAI) Sale (1985 version - Granada), Videocassette. VHS. col. 55 min., 2000 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p) (RAI)

    The Mursi are an unadministered tribe living in a remote corner of Ethiopia and practising a remarkable form of democracy. A tribe without chiefs or leaders, they reach their political decisions in formal...

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