In Our Own Image

A film by Leonard Kamerling,
Country: USA,
Duration: 30min,
Language: English,
Subtitles: N/A,
Year: 1999

In Our Own Image takes viewers into the world of seven accomplished Alaska Native doll-makers, where we learn first-hand about the traditional, spiritual, cultural, and financial realities of being a contemporary Alaska Native artist. 
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Memories of Mauken

A film by Anne Tømmervåg,
Country: Norway,
Duration: 21min,
Language: Norwegian,
Subtitles: English,
Year: 1998

As the Norwegian Military Defense plans to expand their shooting ranges and target practices in the area of Mauken in Northern Norway, searchers from the Sami Department for Environment and Cultural Heritage reveals vast remains of Sami reindeer herding connected to the seasonal migration between Norway and Sweden. The film gives a view of how surveys for cultural remains and archaeological excavations, supported by oral narratives, construct knowledge about the past in an area.

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Freedom to Choose

A film by Solveig Joks,
Country: Norway,
Duration: 31min,
Language: Norwegian,
Subtitles: English,
Year: 1999

Inga has ended her herding husbandry and joined the “readjustment” program courtesy of the Norwegian State. Together with her husband, she has started a Sami handicraft business. She and other women have always done handicrafts, also during herding husbandry. It was always an additional economic activity to the reindeer herding.

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A Female Elk Hunter

A film by Anne Myrstad,
Country: Norway,
Duration: 30min,
Language: Norwegian,
Subtitles: English,
Year: 1998

Mona is one of the few female elk hunters in northern Norway. The film reveals Mona’s reasons and motives for participating in elk hunting.

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A Trip to the White Peoples Jungle

A film by Djesa Rachel,
Country: Norway,
Duration: 12min,
Language: English,
Subtitles: N/A,
Year: 1998

A very personal film-essay made by Rachel Issa Djesa shortly after coming to Tromsø in northern Norway to study visual anthropology. Looking at the new environment from her Cameroonian point of view, she expresses her thoughts and feelings about the place and its inhabitants.

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Siberia Through Siberian Eyes

A film by Mark Badger, Asen Balicki,
Country: Russia,
Duration: 51min,
Language: Russian,
Subtitles: English,
Year: 1992

A Visual Anthropology training seminar for a group of native-Siberian cultural activists was established in the village of Kazim (northwest Siberia) where the Khanty inhabitants are attempting to re-establish their ethnic identity which was suppressed during the Soviet policy of centralization. The resulting video was edited from the films produced by the students during their training and broadcast as a television program in Siberia, Canada, and the US.

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