Anthropology and Empathy

"Believing, with Max Weber, that man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science in search of law but an interpretive one in search of meaning." - Clifford Geertz

"you and I are close, we intertwine; you may stand on the other side of the hill once in awhile, but you may also be me while remaining what you are and what I am not." - Trinh T. Minh-ha

A Documentary Canon.

1. SANS SOLEIL / Chris Marker
2. NIGHT AND FOG / Alain Resnais
3. THE HOUSE IS BLACK / Forough Farrokhzad
4. NEAR DEATH /…

  • Sans Soleil

    1

  • Night and Fog

    2

  • The House Is Black

    3

  • Near Death

    4

  • Minamata: The Victims and Their World

    5

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    6

  • Welfare

    7

  • Fengming: A Chinese Memoir

    8

  • Karamay

    9

  • Surname Viet Given Name Nam

    10

  • Hitler: A Film from Germany

    11

  • The Act of Killing

    12

  • Route One USA

    13

  • Leviathan

    14

  • The Quince Tree Sun

    15

  • The Hour of the Furnaces

    16

  • Shoah

    17

  • Edvard Munch

    18

  • F for Fake

    19

  • May They Rest in Revolt (Figures of War)

    20

  • Elsewhere

    21

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    22

  • Black Harvest

    23

  • Brother's Keeper

    24

  • Doctor Ma's Country Clinic

    25

  • Land of Silence and Darkness

    26

  • Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen

    27

  • Diary

    28

  • A Dedicated Life

    29

  • The Memory of Justice

    30

  • Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

    31

  • Himmel und Erde

    32

  • Juvenile Court

    33

  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

    34

  • Nostalgia for the Light

    35

  • Louis Malle's India

    36

  • Warrendale

    37

  • Hospital

    38

  • Images of the World and the Inscription of War

    39

  • The Koumiko Mystery

    40

  • Nanook of the North

    41

  • What Has Happened to This City?

    42

  • The Night It Rained

    43

  • The Vampires of Poverty

    44

  • Children Full of Life

    45

  • Siddheshwari

    46

  • Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers

    47

  • High School

    48

  • Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

    49

  • The Fourth Dimension

    50

  • Petition

    51

  • A Tale of the Wind

    52

  • Pictures of the Old World

    53

  • Last Train Home

    54

  • Mother Dao, the Turtlelike

    55

  • General Idi Amin Dada

    56

  • Three Sisters

    57

  • Workingman's Death

    58

  • Darwin's Nightmare

    59

  • Lessons of Darkness

    60

  • The War Game

    61

  • From the East

    62

  • The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes

    63

  • Hearts and Minds

    64

  • Primate

    65

  • Winter Soldier

    66

  • Crude

    67

  • Katatsumori

    68

  • Bombay, Our City

    69

  • How to Live in the German Federal Republic

    70

  • The Ditch

    71

  • Good News: Newspaper Salesmen, Dead Dogs and Other People from Vienna

    72

  • Titicut Follies

    73

  • Position Among the Stars

    74

  • India: Matri Bhumi

    75

  • Baraka

    76

  • 1428

    77

  • Everyday Life in a Syrian Village

    78

  • Statues Also Die

    79

  • Ödenwaldstetten

    80

  • Méditerranée

    81

  • Respite

    82

  • S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine

    83

  • The Brickmakers

    84

  • In Public

    85

  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

    86

  • Africa, I Will Fleece You

    87

  • Land of São Saruê

    88

  • Mafrouza - Oh Night!

    89

  • War and Peace

    90

  • Araya

    91

  • Drifter

    92

  • Cannibal Tours

    93

  • Shepherds of Orgosolo

    94

  • It's the Earth not the Moon

    95

  • Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

    96

  • Five Broken Cameras

    97

  • Stealing a Nation

    98

  • Portrait

    99