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Roger Sandall's Films and Contemporary Anthropology


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1. Trusting the Material: Maiz (1962)

2. Environments Fit for the Spirit: The Flahertys, Sandall, and some Anarchist Anthropology

3. They Were Still Participants: The Ritual Films (1966-1976)

4. The Colors of the Infinite: Camels and the Pitjantjara (1969)

5. "What You Thinkin' About, Little Horse?": Coniston Muster: Scenes from a Stockman's Life (1972)

6. Harmony and Fire: Making a Bark Canoe (1969) and Ngatjakula: A Walbiri Fire Ceremony (1967 and 1977)

7. More Optional and More Fragile: Weddings (1976)

8. In the Floating Desert with Jayasinhji Jhala Part 1: The Tragada Bhavai: A Rural Theater Troupe of Gujarat (1981), A Zenana: Scenes and Recollections (1982), and The Bharvad Predicament (1987)

9. In the Floating Desert with Jayasinhji Jhala Part 2: Close Encounters of No Kind (2002), and Nomads
A (Relative) Conclusion
Appendix I: Roger Sandall's Filmed Material Held at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Appendix II: Roger Sandall's Films Made (Produced, Directed and Edited), Film Awards, and Special Screenings
Appendix III: Innovation in Sound Recording Made During the Filming of the AIAS Ritual Films According to David MacDougall
Appendix IV: Availability of Sandall's Non-Restricted Films

About the Author

Lorraine Mortimer is Honorary Associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney and has taught in Sociology/Anthropology and Cinema Studies. She is the translator of Edgar Morin's The Cinema or The Imaginary Man: An Essay in Sociological Anthropology and author of Terror and Joy: The Films of Dusan Makavejev.

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