A collection of selected films and visual materials that enable visitors to experience the cultures and anthropological history of the North, as well as to envision the ways in which its future is being shaped.


Visual Archive


Visual Archive

Alaska Ethnographic Film Archive

Disappearing World

The documentary series “Disappearing World” was an anthropological landmark of its time. The series tells the story of traditional communities endangered by the modern world’s progressions. The series stands as a historical document of daily life in remote and threatened societies, such as the Cuiva, Embera, and Panare Indians of Colombia, the nomadic Tuareg of the Sahara, the Kurdish Dervishes, and the Meo of China.
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Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc. was formed in 1990 by the makers of "From Inuk Point of View", the video that broke a race-barrier at the Canada Council for the Arts by having the first Inuit or Indigenous director to be eligible for a professional artist's grant five years prior. Isuma has since produced independent video art from an Inuit point of view.

Journal of Anthropological Films

JAF invites anthropological filmmakers to submit films that stand alone as original, empirical contributions based on social anthropological research to be reviewed and considered for publishing in a future volume. Hereby, they potentially reach a worldwide audience for their films, and the achievement of academic credential points, on a par with written articles.