The Nature of culture

United States, 1983

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Episode number 2 of Series “Faces of culture”.
Culture is the set of beliefs and practices which enable us to adapt to our circumstances, but it is more than a survival tool as it circumscribes, filters and gives value to reality. Patterns of culture are passed on from one generation to another through symbols, example and ceremony, but as the world shrinks in size and communication with other cultures becomes commonplace, some cultures are in danger of disappearing, destroyed by other more dominant cultures. Their preservation or careful assimilation is of vital importance. Narrated by David Carradine

Credits

production company

Coast Community College District

producer

Ira R. Abrams

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1983

Appears in

Faces of culture

Group of items

Faces of culture

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303406

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture

Crafts & Visual Arts → Culture

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Acculturation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Acculturation

Music & Performing Arts → Culture

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

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Sound

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Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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