Anthropology


We're Still Here 57 min.

First Nation indigenous hip hop artists in Canada lead efforts to right long-standing social injustices, heal personal traumas, and preserve their cultures through the power of music. The film examines the important role that hip hop plays in transforming the lives of the musicians, their audiences, and communities. Weaving together interviews, live performances, and street demonstrations, it give...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Polar Extremes 113 min.

Renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson takes us on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet. Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places-beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic-NOVA uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-thick ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New to Our Collection! Amazonia: Becoming a Man 27 min.

In the heart of the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, the Sateré-Mawé people have a rite of passage to adulthood where a show of bravery turns boys into men

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New to Our Collection! Bolivia: Fighting for the Pachamama 26 min.

Every May, thousands of Quechuas, farming people of the high plateaus, converge on Macha for what is no doubt one of the most spectacular and violent rituals in America: Tinku.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New to Our Collection! China: the Moso 53 min.

Among the Moso people in southwest China, women are the heads of households, the farm managers, they pass on their names and property to their daughters, they choose their lovers, and they do not marry. The very ideas of fatherhood and marriage are almost unknown, sexuality is free. The Moso say that “man is like the effect of rain on the grass, no matter who does it, what counts is that the grass...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New to Our Collection! Ethiopia: Baptism in the Sky 27 min.

In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, Orthodox Christians confront their fears and baptize their children in churches perched high in the sky. At 800 meters, the troglodyte church of Abuna Yemata Guh is possibly the most inaccessible church on the planet. Every day in this extraordinary place, men and women risk their lives to edge along the narrow crest to place their dead in the cavities in the roc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New to Our Collection! Ethiopia: Jumping Into Adult Life 27 min.

Wale is still considered to be a child in his tribe, but at age 20, he is now old enough to face the challenge that will make him a man. “Ukuli Bula” is a bull jumping ceremony. The idea is to jump three times over a series of bulls lined up in a row, without falling over.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New to Our Collection! Guatemala: Kites for the Dead 27 min.

On 1 November in the cemeteries of the Sacatépequez region of Guatemala, the people are not sad for the dead. They communicate with the deceased in a unique and poetic way, using kites. The Guatemalans talk to their ancestors through strings and small pieces of colored paper, fluttering in the wind.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New to Our Collection! Haiti: The Carnival of Specters 27 min.

Every year in Jacmel, on the south coast of Haiti, one of the most spectacular carnivals in the Caribbean takes place. In one of the world’s poorest countries, that has endured slavery, bloody dictatorships, natural disasters and epidemics, festivities take on an intensity that is not found elsewhere.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New to Our Collection! India: Festival of Color 26 min.

Colored powder breaks down the barriers between people. Since Antiquity, to mark the spring equinox, the whole of India celebrates Holi, the festival of colors. During this celebration, Indians of all castes throw colored powder in the faces of those they meet.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019