Films on Demand is a great resource for finding media. Within that database, Disappearing World is a 35 part series of documentaries recording “disappearing” or forgotten peoples, communities, and customs. Created between 1970 and 1991 by Granada Television International, these films feature leading scholars of the day, such as Elizabeth Fernea and Owen Lattimore, and explore critical issues of transition or survival facing ancient tribes, indigenous cultures, and other minority groups. From Basque shepherds and the Asante market women of Ghana to the Quechua of Peru and Sakuddei of Sumatra, these works are full of fascinating ethnographic content.
Collins Memorial Library makes these available to you through the Films On Demand database. To find these works:
- from on campus, go to http://digital.films.com/Dashboard.aspx
- from off campus, go to the library page, then the Databases A-Z page
- Look up Films On Demand.
- Then for either access mechanism, modify the search box to search by titles and type in “Disappearing World”