The Feast-Day of Tamar and Lashari

Documentary Educational Resources
Show More

Related videos

The Feast in Dream Village
The eastern Indonesian island of Sumba is the last island in the Malay archipelago where the majority of the people still follow their ancestral religion, called marapu. This film, shot in 1986, focuses on a challenge to the authority of the spirits and ancestors in a village ritual to restore…
Psalms: The Bible’s Songbook
[Psalms] Packed with poems, prayers, and song lyrics, the Bible's 150 psalms are an evocative blend of hope, despair, anger, and contemplation. Here, consider the four different types found in the book of Psalms: songs of praise, prayers for help, psalms of gratitude, and psalms expressing trust.
Górecki: Symphony No. 3 - 1976
As context for this modern symphonic masterpiece, investigate the nearly inconceivable atrocities committed against Poland during World War II by Hitler's and Stalin's regimes, encompassing efforts by both aggressors to destroy Polish nationhood. Learn about Henryk Gorecki's life in wartime and in the repressive era that followed, and hear the…
Funny Kinda Guy - The Journry of Transgender Singer Simon de Voil
Funny Kinda Guy follows the transition from female to male of transgendered singer-songwriter Simon de Voil. From his first injection of testosterone to the point when his maleness is undeniable, the transformation lasts more than a year and a half, and takes him from his native Scotland to the other…
Funeral Chants from the Georgian Caucasus
The villages of the Svaneti province are located in north-western Georgia, in the valleys that lie between the mountains of the Caucasus. The Svans represent about 1% of the Georgian population. Their language differs from the Georgian language, and their religion is a syncretism of Orthodox Christian faith and pre-Christian…
Home
Part of the Series: The Jewish Americans
With Hitler defeated and six million European Jews murdered, American Jews were fighting despair. However, by 1946, with the return of Jewish American servicemen and the crowning of the first Jewish Miss America - Bess Myerson - a new spirit of optimism emerged. In 1948, Jewish Americans actively supported the…
Divination: The Will of the Gods
One of the longest-lasting Etruscan legacies is divination, which had a profound influence on Rome. Venture into the Etruscan cosmos and find out how the interpretation of entrails, the flight of birds, and portents such as lightning strikes influenced their world. Then turn to blood sacrifices and other rituals designed…
Play, Jankun Play - The Garifuna Wanaragua Ritual of Belize
The Garifuna are a Central American people of West African and Native American descent. One of their most popular rituals is wanaragua, a three-fold system of masked Christmas processionals commonly called Jankunu. This ritual is a unique blend of African, European, and Native American (Arawak and Carib) art traditions in…
School Prayer: A Community at War
A Mississippi mother of six sues her local school district to remove intercom prayer and Bible classes from the public schools. Christian community members rally against her to protect their time-honored tradition of religious practices in the schools. Both sides claim they are fighting for religious freedom. In 1962 the…
Singer From Taiga
The film portrays the folk singer Mr.Tsogbadrakh's pursuit of finding and preserving ethnic songs, and also displays the unique and magnificent beauty of Huvsgul province of Mongolia. Darkhad people and their unique culture have been part of Mongolia's taiga for hundreds of years and this film tells a touching story…
Songs of Pasta ay (Ta'ay - The Legendary Little People)
The Pasta'ay, which means "the festival of the legendary little people," is a significant ritual held every other year in the Saisiat aborigine group in Taiwan. Every ten years, they hold the Great Ritual. This film focuses on the Great Ritual in 1986. It tries to convey the Saisiat people's…
Funeral Season
"We pray to our ancestors but we do not worship them. You, you need an intermediary, the priest. But for us, our intermediary is the ancestor who is sitting next to God," says Pounde, the old Cameroonian ethnologist, to the young Jewish director from Canada. And with this conclusive statement,…