A visual encyclopaedia of human behaviour and culture which includes material from every continent. Thematic areas include language and culture, body language, cooking, family structures, music and the arts, gender, and more. It contains classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage, and selected feature films.
A database of music recordings from around the world, drawn primarily from the archives of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the archival audio collections of Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. Coverage includes American folk, blues, bluegrass, country, world, jazz, classical, Broadway, spoken word, sounds and children’s recordings.
Two filmakers are obsessed with doing a film about José Rizal, the Philippine national hero. Their efforts to investigate the mysteries of the hero's life through interviews with his family, lead them to confront the past and its characters.
A documentary on the Philippine guerillas of World War II, as told by 100 voices. Filipino-American armed forces were sadly under-prepared for war when Japan attacked both Pearl Harbor and the Philippine in December 1941. A spontaneous resistance movement sprang up throughout the islands among Filipino civilians of all ages and sexes, and among the American and Filipino soldiers who remained unsurrendered or who escaped imprisonment after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor. It is about the resistance movement that surfaced when the Japanese Imperial Army invaded the Philippines in 1941, and how 300,000 civilians were prepared to join forces with General Douglas MacArthur when he returned to the Philippines in 1944.