The Royal Anthropological Institute
Film Library Catalogue

Volume I

Edited by James Woodburn

Published by:

The Film Committee,
Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London W1T 5BT

in association with the:

Scottish Council for Educational Technology
(Scottish Central Film and Video Library)

© Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 1982


(Volume II in the series was published in 1992)




The Ainu Bear Ceremony

Benin Kingship Rituals

Bitter Melons

Blades and Pressure Flaking

Camels and the Pitjantjara

A Clearing in the Jungle

A Curing Ceremony

Dances at Aurukun

Day of Rest

Dead Birds

The Dervishes of Kurdistan

Desert People

Dragons on the Sea

Duminea: A Festival for the Water Spirits in the Niger Delta

Embera - The End of the Road

Emu Ritual at Ruguri

The Eskimos of Pond Inlet

Face Values

Men and Women
The Changing Tradition
The Human Frame
Everything in its Place
Moving through Life
The Common Bond
The Body and Soul

The Feast

Four Holy Men: Renunciation in Hindu Society

The Garden Island

Gelede: a Yoruba Masquerade


The Hadza: The Food Quest of an East African Hunting and Gathering Tribe

Hausa Village

Heal the Whole Man

The Ho: People of the Rice Pot

An Indian Pilgrimage: Kashi

An Indian Pilgrimage: Ramdevra

In the Land of the War Canoes

The Iron Smelters of Eremi

Kataragama - A God for all Seasons

The Kawelka: Ongka's Big Moka


Kingdoms of Bronze

The Kirghiz of Afghanistan

The Kula

The !Kung Bushmen (San)

The Wasp Nest

Debe's Tantrum

A Joking Relationship

N/Um Tchai: The Ceremonial Dance of the !Kung Bushmen

!Kung Hunting Equipment

The Land Dayaks of Sarawak

Land Divers of Melanesia

The Last of the Cuiva

Legend in Clay

Life Chances: Four Families in a Greek Cypriot Village

Lorang's Way

Magical Death


Masai Manhood

Masai Women

Matjemosh: A Woodcarver From the Village of Amanankai - Asmat Tribe on the Southwest Coas of New Guinea

Mbambim: A Lineage Head in Ayikpere, North Togo

The Mehinacu

The Meo

Miao Year

Moana: A Romance of the Golden Age

Mongolia: On the Edge of the Gobi

Mongolia: The City on the Steppes

The Mursi

Nanook of the North


The Netsilik Eskimo
At the Winter Sea Ice Camp, Part 1
At the Caribou Crossing Place, Part 2
At the Winter Sea Ice Camp, Part 3
Fishing at the Stone Weir, Part 1
Group Hunting on the Spring Ice, Part 3
Stalking Seal on the Spring Ice, Part 2

The Nuer

The Pathans

People of the Australian Western Desert :
Sacred Boards and an Ancestral Site (Part 3)
Old Camp Sites at Tika Tika (Part 5)
Spear Making - Boys' Spear Fight (Part 6)
Spear-Thrower Making, Including Stone Flaking and Gum Preparation (Part 7)
Fire-Making (Part 8)
Spinning Hair String, Getting Water from Well, Binding Girl's Hair (Part 9)
Cooking Kangaroo (Part 10)

The Quechua

The Rendille

Rivers of Sand

The Sakuddei

Sherpas of Nepal

The Shilluk of Southern Sudan

Some Women of Marrakech

Sons of Haji Omar

To Find our Life: The Peyote Hunt of the Huichols of Mexico

To Live with Herds

Trading Societies of Western Nepal

The Tribe that Hides from Man

Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism

The Trobriand Islanders

The Tuareg


Village Man, City Man

Walbiri Ritual at Gunadjari

Walbiri Ritual at Ngama

War of the Gods

Ways of the Middle Kingdom

The Wedding Camels

Were Ni! he is a Madman

Women of Aibom