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Title Seed and earth / a film by Lina Fruzzetti ... [and others] ; production & sound recording Lina Fruzzetti, Ákos Östor
Published Watertown, MA. : Documentary Educational Resources, [2008]
copyright 2008
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (36 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary "Made by a team of distinguished filmmakers/ anthropologists, Seed and Earth is a film about everyday life in rural West Bengal, India. It follows the daily schedule of the families of two brothers who live side by side and cooperate in many daily activities. We see how gender and age determine work, ritual and leisure activities. Janta is a prosperous, multicaste village that derives its livelihood from agriculture. Rice, the main crop, is cultivated in small plots. The working day starts early with men ploughing and women beginning preparations for cooking. The ritual cycle of the village moves from brief daily prayers to big village-wide celebrations lasting several days. Seasonal worship of the gods and numerous life cycle rituals complete the sacred year. Eating, washing, gossiping, visiting -- the fabric of daily life is captured eloquently on film with no intrusive narration." --Container
Event Videodisc release of a documentary film produced in 1995
Subject Documentary films.
Ethnographic films.
West Bengal (India) -- Economic conditions.
West Bengal (India) -- Rural conditions.
West Bengal (India) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Fruzzetti, Lina.
Johnston, Ned.
Östör, Ákos.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Other Titles Title on container: Seed & earth