David MacDougall

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    The Age of Reason

    This is the fifth and final film in renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall’s “Doon School Quintet,”his long-term study of India’s most prestigious boys’ boarding school. In this film he focuses on the life of one student whom he discovers at the school.

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    Arnav at Six

    This unique documentary is a compelling collaborative effort by Arnav Koshy, a six-year-old boy living in the Andhra Pradesh region of South India, and renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall. The film explores the mind and varied activities of the keenly observant and intelligent Arnav.

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    Awareness

    This extraordinarily intimate and illuminating documentary, by renowned ethnographic filmmakers David and Judith MacDougall, continues David's compelling exploration of education and adolescent life in India's Rishi Valley School.

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    Delhi at Eleven

    This stunningly original and thought-provoking documentary, which was produced by renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall, presents the work of four 11-year-old filmmakers living in New Delhi, India.

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    Doon School Chronicles

    This intimate and groundbreaking study of India’s most prestigious boys’ boarding school is the first work in a series of five acclaimed films by renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall.

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    The Doon School Quintet

    This groundbreaking, five-part study of India’s most prestigious boys’; boarding school is a contemporary masterwork of renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall. Sometimes called “the Eton of India,” Doon School has developed its own characteristic style and presents a curious mixture of privilege and egalitarianism. Each of the five films can stand on its own but taken together as a series the five films provide a unique and revelatory cultural portrait that will take its place among the classics of ethnographic cinema.

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    Eleven in Delwara

    This film presents the work of eight young filmmakers, all about eleven years old, in the village of Delwara in southern Rajasthan, India. Three films are included; one is a collaboration by all eight children and two are by individuals. The three films together provide an extraordinary view of contemporary Indian village life.

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    Eleven in Kolkata

    This film presents the work of four 11-year-old filmmakers in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), West Bengal. The four girls took part in a video workshop at the Teesta Home, a small foster home. The three films they made explore the textures and events of their daily lives in the orphanage, focusing on play, study, their personal relationships, and their hopes and dreams for the future.

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    Gandhi’s Children

    This unforgettable documentary feature film by renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall explores the life of children in a shelter for orphans and juvenile detainees in a poor area of New Delhi. Despite the harshness of their lives, many of these boys show remarkable strength of character, knowledge, and resilience. Often left to their own devices, they institute a seemingly arbitrary set of checks and balances to make sense of the chaos around them.

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    Karam in Jaipur

    This absorbing documentary is the third film in renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall’s long-term, five-part study of childhood and adolescence at the Doon School in northern India.

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    Lorang’s Way (Digitally Remastered Version)

    A portrait of Lorang, the head of the homestead and one of the important senior men of the Turkana. The first part of renowned filmmakers David and Judith Macdougall’s classic “Turkana Conversations Trilogy.”

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    Nawi

    This classic ethnographic documentary, by the renowned filmmaking team of David and Judith MacDougall, explores the nomadic life of the Jie of Uganda.

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    The New Boys

    This landmark documentary is the fourth film in renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall’s long-term, five-part study of childhood and adolescence at the Doon School in northern India.

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    Photo Wallahs

    Renowned ethnographic filmmakers David and Judith MacDougall explore the many meanings of photography in this profound and award-winning documentary set in India.

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    SchoolScapes

    Inspired by the cinema of Lumiere and the ideas of the 20th-century Indian thinker Krishnamurti, renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall explores a famous progressive co-educational school in South India. This innovative film is dedicated to the simple act of looking.

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    Some Alien Creatures

    In this carefully observed and richly nuanced film about a progressive co-educational boarding school in South India, young boys and girls jokingly accuse each other of being like "alien creatures." In exploring this gender divide, renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall examines the lives of three boys at the school.

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    Tempus de Baristas

    "Time of the Barmen" is one of the most acclaimed works of renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall. It profiles three goatherders in the mountains of eastern Sardinia and, with extraordinary insight and nuance, explores a traditional way of life that is rapidly disappearing as commercial farming displaces herding and young people drift to the coast for the higher pay and glamour of the tourism industry.

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    To Live With Herds

    This classic film on the Jie of Uganda, produced by the renowned ethnographic filmmaking team of David and Judith MacDougall, explores life in a traditional Jie homestead during a harsh dry season.

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    Under the Men’s Tree

    At Jie cattle camps in Uganda men often gather under a special tree to make leather and wooden goods and talk, relax, and sleep. This brilliant ethnographic documentary by renowned filmmakers David and Judith MacDougall captures one particularly riveting discussion one afternoon under the men’s tree.

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    Under the Palace Wall

    Noted ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall here employs a masterful series of precisely observed scenes to explore the local primary school and contemporary village life of Delwara, in southern Rajasthan, India.

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    The Wedding Camels

    One of Lorang’s daughters is going to marry one of his friends and age-mates, but all does not go smoothly. The second part of renowned filmmakers David and Judith Macdougall’s classic "Turkana Conversations Trilogy."

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    A Wife Among Wives (Digitally Remastered Version)

    This ground-breaking ethnographic documentary investiges the views of the Turkana, and especially Turkana women, on marriage and polygyny. The third and final part of renowned filmmakers David and Judith Macdougall’s classic “Turkana Conversations Trilogy.”

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    With Morning Hearts

    This new documentary by renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall continues his long-term study of the Doon School. "With Morning Hearts" focuses on a group of twelve-year-olds during their first year in one of the "houses" for new boys.

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