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Amazing Thailand

Mike Shiley

2002    73 minutes    No. Discs: 1    (Shidog Films)

EAN: 689076565523    UPC: 689076565523

An insider's view with adventure traveler Mike Shiley - Since the 1960s, Thailand has been a major vacation destination because of its stunning tropical islands, trekking trips to visit hill tribe villages and world famous cuisine. But did you also know that Thailand... Has the longest reigning monarch in the world? Has 13 different words for smile? Has always been an independent country? Is the most stable country in Southeast Asia... The Thai people are very proud of their independence and it [...]

An insider's view with adventure traveler Mike Shiley - Since the 1960s, Thailand has been a major vacation destination because of its stunning tropical islands, trekking trips to visit hill tribe villages and world famous cuisine. But did you also know that Thailand... Has the longest reigning monarch in the world? Has 13 different words for smile? Has always been an independent country? Is the most stable country in Southeast Asia... The Thai people are very proud of their independence and it radiates through their wonderful smiles. Thailand literally means, the Land of the Free, and like the United States, the Thai's value and cherish that freedom every day. So join me on my latest adventure through Thailand for an insider's view of the people and places of this truly amazing country. Experience temples, markets, people and food ... Ride an elephant through the jungle to visit hill tribe villages ... Kayak to uninhabited islands ... Float through the famous canals of hidden Bangkok ... Learn the cultural arts of Thai cooking, message and kickboxing. [less]

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Ambition Reduced to Ashes [VHS]

Norodom Sihanouk

Keo Kasal, Neary Rathkunthea, Mom Soth

1997    44 minutes    No. Discs: 1    (Connoisseur/Meridian)

EAN: 45922111199    UPC: 045922111199

This 1995 Cambodian allegory tells the story of a young prince whose guru tells him that he is able to save his country from it's recent troubles. The guru, however warns the prince that having sexual relations will render him powerless and kill him immediately. When the prince meets a young woman and falls in love, he must decide whether to consummate his love for her and die fulfilled or save his people and live in eternal loneliness. Directed by Norodom Sihanouk.aka Prince Sihanouk, former [...]

This 1995 Cambodian allegory tells the story of a young prince whose guru tells him that he is able to save his country from it's recent troubles. The guru, however warns the prince that having sexual relations will render him powerless and kill him immediately. When the prince meets a young woman and falls in love, he must decide whether to consummate his love for her and die fulfilled or save his people and live in eternal loneliness. Directed by Norodom Sihanouk.aka Prince Sihanouk, former head of state of Cambodia ousted by the infamous Pol Pot & Khmer Rouge in 1974 [less]

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Anatomy of a Spring Roll

Paul Kwan and Arnold Iger

1993    56 minutes   

Distills the immigrant experience: adapting to ones new country while longing for the sounds, tastes, and smells of the home left behind. Paul Kwan, a vietnamese- born immigrant fashioned this film out of the rich memories of his childhood. VHS

Distills the immigrant experience: adapting to ones new country while longing for the sounds, tastes, and smells of the home left behind. Paul Kwan, a vietnamese- born immigrant fashioned this film out of the rich memories of his childhood. VHS [less]

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Art, Architecture, NASA & Restoration of Angkor Wat

John Stubbs

1995   

Technological advances in archaeology, including satellite photography; techniques employed in the restoration of the temples of Angkor Wat. Raw footage of Brown Bag lecture at Cornell's Southeast Asia Program. VHS.

Technological advances in archaeology, including satellite photography; techniques employed in the restoration of the temples of Angkor Wat. Raw footage of Brown Bag lecture at Cornell's Southeast Asia Program. VHS. [less]

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Art of Indonesia [VHS]

2000    28 minutes    No. Discs: 1    (Homevision)

EAN: 9786301915564    UPC: 037429042434

By weaving together Javanese art, stunning landscapes, and performances by national artists, this visually splendid film introduces viewers to the myths and rituals that have permeated Indonesian culture for the past 1,000 years.

By weaving together Javanese art, stunning landscapes, and performances by national artists, this visually splendid film introduces viewers to the myths and rituals that have permeated Indonesian culture for the past 1,000 years. [less]

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Asian Insight with John Temple: Thailand

Arch Nicholson

52 minutes   

Studies the Social, religious, and political organization of Thailand, a nation that has never been under the rule of a foreign government. Examines Thai values such as harmony and serenity, with its acceptable releases of emotion such as Thai boxing. Includes a survey of Buddhist reform movements.

Studies the Social, religious, and political organization of Thailand, a nation that has never been under the rule of a foreign government. Examines Thai values such as harmony and serenity, with its acceptable releases of emotion such as Thai boxing. Includes a survey of Buddhist reform movements. [less]

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Assignment Thailand: Dying for Sex

1993    47 minutes   

Part of the assignment series, this documentary gives an overview of prostitution in Thailand, particularly child prostitution. Focuses on local level prostitution outside of Patpong and other sex venues catering to foreigners, Explores recruitment methods in Northern Thailand as well as social forces that contribute to the perpetuation of prostitution in Thailand, namely local economic necessity. Also covers recruitment among various indigenous tribes on the Thai-Burmese border.

Part of the assignment series, this documentary gives an overview of prostitution in Thailand, particularly child prostitution. Focuses on local level prostitution outside of Patpong and other sex venues catering to foreigners, Explores recruitment methods in Northern Thailand as well as social forces that contribute to the perpetuation of prostitution in Thailand, namely local economic necessity. Also covers recruitment among various indigenous tribes on the Thai-Burmese border. [less]

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Assignment Under the Volcano

1992    44 minutes   

Overview of Indonesian history, as well as economic development and feudalistic political system under the New Order. Discusses the significance of the Pancasila, Islam, and westernization. Explains the make up of the three political parties and the predictability of general elections. Mentions the 1996 attempted coup, the ensuing killing of Communists, continuing separatists, movements, and the occupation of East Timor. Examines the strongest national institution- the Army. Concludes that [...]

Overview of Indonesian history, as well as economic development and feudalistic political system under the New Order. Discusses the significance of the Pancasila, Islam, and westernization. Explains the make up of the three political parties and the predictability of general elections. Mentions the 1996 attempted coup, the ensuing killing of Communists, continuing separatists, movements, and the occupation of East Timor. Examines the strongest national institution- the Army. Concludes that Indonesian democracy is in reality a disguised autocracy. VHS. [less]

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Azhari Ali: An Acehnese University Student

Brian Hannant

1974    24 minutes   

Part of the, " Our Asian Neighbor Series." Shows the life of and Achenese student, a devout Muslim from Sumatera. Emphasizes the pervasive influence of religion in the life of Azahari and shows his highly organized day of study, work, prayer, and acts of charity. It includes scenes of the five set prayers each day, which is common practice for devout muslims. Azahari Ali performs various duties in the mosque, makes announcements to the congregation and teaches the Koran to grandchildren of [...]

Part of the, " Our Asian Neighbor Series." Shows the life of and Achenese student, a devout Muslim from Sumatera. Emphasizes the pervasive influence of religion in the life of Azahari and shows his highly organized day of study, work, prayer, and acts of charity. It includes scenes of the five set prayers each day, which is common practice for devout muslims. Azahari Ali performs various duties in the mosque, makes announcements to the congregation and teaches the Koran to grandchildren of wealthy businessmen. [less]

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Back to Kampuchea

Martin Duckworth

1982    57 minutes   

Scenes of Contemporary Cambodia, as a Khmer cab- driver from New York City returns to his homeland after the Pol Pot era, seeking family and friends he has not seen in ten years. Documentary. VHS.

Scenes of Contemporary Cambodia, as a Khmer cab- driver from New York City returns to his homeland after the Pol Pot era, seeking family and friends he has not seen in ten years. Documentary. VHS. [less]

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Bali: Slide Video Production

20 minutes   

A slide show presentation with narration an gamelan accompaniment. Illustrates the blend of art, religion, and life found in Bali. Shows a segment of the Money dance, accompanied by monkey sounds made by the dancers, and Legong, accompanied by Balinese gamelan. Includes breathtaking shots of beaches, mountains, terraced rice paddies and hindu temples. Explains the significance of cock- fighting, the tooth filling ceremony, village feasts and cremation.

A slide show presentation with narration an gamelan accompaniment. Illustrates the blend of art, religion, and life found in Bali. Shows a segment of the Money dance, accompanied by monkey sounds made by the dancers, and Legong, accompanied by Balinese gamelan. Includes breathtaking shots of beaches, mountains, terraced rice paddies and hindu temples. Explains the significance of cock- fighting, the tooth filling ceremony, village feasts and cremation. [less]

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Ballet Royal Khmer

1965    23 minutes   

Dancers of the Ballet Royal Khmer. Dance training and performance: Ramayana, Moni Mekhala, and Tep Monorom. Documentary. VHS.

Dancers of the Ballet Royal Khmer. Dance training and performance: Ramayana, Moni Mekhala, and Tep Monorom. Documentary. VHS. [less]

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Batak Lamentations

1990    11 minutes   

Raw footage of performances of the Batak laments; Pustaha, Bilang- bilang, and Andung.

Raw footage of performances of the Batak laments; Pustaha, Bilang- bilang, and Andung. [less]

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Batak Ritual: Pesta Tugu Pmpunani... (Parts I- III)

1985    350 minutes   

Raw footage of a Batak ritual: Pesta Tugu Ompunani Ma Nikaja Desa.

Raw footage of a Batak ritual: Pesta Tugu Ompunani Ma Nikaja Desa. [less]

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Bedhaya Tujung Anom (Arjuna- Sasra Sumarto) and Gambyong

45 minutes   

Performances of traditional Javanese dance, including Bedhaya Tujung Anom and Gambyong in the palace of Yogyakarta.

Performances of traditional Javanese dance, including Bedhaya Tujung Anom and Gambyong in the palace of Yogyakarta. [less]

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Best Place to Live, The

Ralph Rugoff and Peter O'Neil

1982    54 minutes   

Experiences and aspirations of Laotian refugees (Hmong) in Providence, Rhode Island. Deals with sports, schooling, religion, and work. Depicts the efforts of local officials and social workers to solve problems. Some footage filmed in Laos.

Experiences and aspirations of Laotian refugees (Hmong) in Providence, Rhode Island. Deals with sports, schooling, religion, and work. Depicts the efforts of local officials and social workers to solve problems. Some footage filmed in Laos. [less]

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Beyond Ring of Fire [VHS]

1996    58 minutes    No. Discs: 1    (Mystic Fire Video)

EAN: 9786304514597    UPC: 715098767314

Lawrence Blair returns to a lost paradise at the outer edge of the known world eight years later in a retrospective voyage to many of the islands first visited and others never previously filmed.

Lawrence Blair returns to a lost paradise at the outer edge of the known world eight years later in a retrospective voyage to many of the islands first visited and others never previously filmed. [less]

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Birdsnest Soup

Hugh Gibb and Tom Harrison

1956    24 minutes   

The collection, sale, processing, cooking, and consumption of edible birdsnests from the great cave Niah. A detailed description of cave inhabitants includes swifts, bats, birdsnests, and guano collection. VHS format.

The collection, sale, processing, cooking, and consumption of edible birdsnests from the great cave Niah. A detailed description of cave inhabitants includes swifts, bats, birdsnests, and guano collection. VHS format. [less]

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Borobudur: The Cosmic Mountain

1972    55 minutes   

A tour of Java's largest Ancient Buddhist monument, with a look at its history and current (1970's) restoration work, as well as glances at the Javanese people, culture, and land.

A tour of Java's largest Ancient Buddhist monument, with a look at its history and current (1970's) restoration work, as well as glances at the Javanese people, culture, and land. [less]

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Breakdance Session IKJ and Pembukaan PON XI

1985    80 minutes   

Raw footage of breakdancing, dub of the opening of PON XI and an episode of Opera Pembangunan.

Raw footage of breakdancing, dub of the opening of PON XI and an episode of Opera Pembangunan. [less]

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Buah Hati Mama

Sophan Sophiaan, Ny. Johanna Syarief, Daddy

1983    11 minutes   

A feature film about Hendrik Maulana, who is a local diplomat assigned to the indonesian Embassy in Den Haag, the Netherlands. He marries a Dutch- Indonesian woman named nona, who was born in Cimahi. They have chree children, Indra (11), EKa (10), and Putri (5). When the family moves to Indonesia, instead of joy they experience tragedy. VHS.

A feature film about Hendrik Maulana, who is a local diplomat assigned to the indonesian Embassy in Den Haag, the Netherlands. He marries a Dutch- Indonesian woman named nona, who was born in Cimahi. They have chree children, Indra (11), EKa (10), and Putri (5). When the family moves to Indonesia, instead of joy they experience tragedy. VHS. [less]

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Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Myanmar

1994    70 minutes   

Documentary. Describes the daily life, ordination and monasteries of Buddhist monks and nuns in Burma. VHS format.

Documentary. Describes the daily life, ordination and monasteries of Buddhist monks and nuns in Burma. VHS format. [less]

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Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Myanmar

Win Tin Tin

1994    70 minutes   

Describes the daily life, ordination and monasteries of Buddhist monks and nuns in Burma. VHS.

Describes the daily life, ordination and monasteries of Buddhist monks and nuns in Burma. VHS. [less]

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Bui Yen va Le Tuyet Hai

Bui Yen

1992    177 minutes   

Visit by Echols Cataloguer Bui Yen to various sites in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Personal Visits to her family, libraries, and scientific institutions. Personal footage and interviews with family members.

Visit by Echols Cataloguer Bui Yen to various sites in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Personal Visits to her family, libraries, and scientific institutions. Personal footage and interviews with family members. [less]

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Bukan Isteri Pilihannya

Edward Pesta Sirait, Jiwat

1983    100 minutes   

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Bukan Sandiwara

Sjumandjaja, Haeruman

1984    135 minutes   

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Buried Alive

1992    52 minutes   

Australian film aired on the program Cross Currents, with Jim Carney. A documentary concerning the November 1991 Massacre in Dili, East Timor. Includes historical background and interviews with independence leaders.

Australian film aired on the program Cross Currents, with Jim Carney. A documentary concerning the November 1991 Massacre in Dili, East Timor. Includes historical background and interviews with independence leaders. [less]

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Burma Deception

Cynthia Jervis

1993    38 minutes   

About civil war, foreign investments and displaced persons in Burma.

About civil war, foreign investments and displaced persons in Burma. [less]

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Burma June/ July 1994 (Raw Footage)

Hugh Davis

1994    65 minutes   

Raw footage of Karen villages in Burma, with interviews of intellectuals, farmers, and Buddhist monks concerning various freedom fronts.

Raw footage of Karen villages in Burma, with interviews of intellectuals, farmers, and Buddhist monks concerning various freedom fronts. [less]

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Burma: The Golden Land

47 minutes   

Travelogue describing the geography, religion, and arts of Burma. Explore the Buddhist pagodas of ancient pagan tradition. Observe traditional stone carving and gold leaf production in Mandalay and enjoy traditional Burmese music and dance. VHS.

Travelogue describing the geography, religion, and arts of Burma. Explore the Buddhist pagodas of ancient pagan tradition. Observe traditional stone carving and gold leaf production in Mandalay and enjoy traditional Burmese music and dance. VHS. [less]

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Burma: The riots of August 1988 (Raw Footage)

1988    50 minutes   

Raw footage of the August 1988 riots, shot by Illinois graduate student Ed Thomas.

Raw footage of the August 1988 riots, shot by Illinois graduate student Ed Thomas. [less]

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Burma-Lost Memories [VHS]

1999    (Vanguard Films)

EAN: 739991102935    UPC: 739991102935

This documentary explores the country of Burma (renamed Myanmar by the currently ruling regime), considering the people's lives and future in the context of prevailing stresses and tensions in the region. Political and social situations are discussed, and possible links between the local military junta and the international drug trade are examined. The scenic beauty of the country and the spirit of the Burmese people are sympathetically depicted.

This documentary explores the country of Burma (renamed Myanmar by the currently ruling regime), considering the people's lives and future in the context of prevailing stresses and tensions in the region. Political and social situations are discussed, and possible links between the local military junta and the international drug trade are examined. The scenic beauty of the country and the spirit of the Burmese people are sympathetically depicted. [less]

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Burmese Cultural Dances

33 minutes   

Demonstration of traditional Burmese Dance, characterized by movement on four parts of the body- feet, hits, head, and hands. VHS format.

Demonstration of traditional Burmese Dance, characterized by movement on four parts of the body- feet, hits, head, and hands. VHS format. [less]

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Burmese Cultural Dances

33 minutes   

A demonstration of traditional Burmese dance, characterized by movement of four parts of the body: feet, hips, head, and hands. VHS.

A demonstration of traditional Burmese dance, characterized by movement of four parts of the body: feet, hips, head, and hands. VHS. [less]

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Burmese Military Torture

1989    52 minutes   

Raw footage showing methods and victims of Burmese torture among the Karen

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Burmese Ramayana (Part I and II)

159 minutes   

Burmese version of the Indian epic, performed in a dance- drama/ ballet genre. Narrated in Burmese. VHS.

Burmese version of the Indian epic, performed in a dance- drama/ ballet genre. Narrated in Burmese. VHS. [less]

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