...hundreds of the most frequently assigned films in anthropology, ethnography, and social psychology courses. Targeted for inclusion are works by world-famous pioneers in the field, including Edward Curtis (In the Land of the War Canoes); Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North together with his article, “How I Filmed Nanook of the North”); John Marshall (The Hunters, the entire !Kung Bushman Series; A Kalahari Family); Jean Rouch; Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson; Robert Gardner (Dead Birds, Rivers of Sand, Forest of Bliss); Timothy Asch, Patsy Asch, and Napoleon Chagnon (the complete Yanomamo Series, The Ax Fight); and Asen Balikci.
...will contain more than 750 hours of documentaries
... previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films.
... include field notes, liner notes, filmmaker biographies, related articles, study guides, and other context-enhancing, full-text materials.
... footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures, and is particularly rich in its coverage of the developing world.
...include a wide range of indigenous media, from early experiments, to works from modern-day indigenous film production companies and other projects, including the DER Video in the Villages Presents Itself series and Jeff Arak’s documentaries about indigenous media, Voice Through Film (2006) and Those With Voice (2008). These materials allow researchers and students to compare indigenous to Western documentary approaches and will encourage dialogue on the practice and philosophy of visual anthropology.