Robert Gardner, anthropologist, dies

Many will have likely seen a film or two produced by Robert G. Gardner.  As described in the NYT, “His work, known for its sophisticated visual language and sparse narration, unveiled ethnographically distinctive peoples and practices with patience and a kind of objective astonishment.”  Read more about his life: Robert Gardner Dies at 88; Filmed Cultural Practices.

Filmography

  • Blunden Harbour (1951)
  • Dances of the Kwakiutl (1951)
  • Mark Tobey (1952)
  • The Hunters (1962)
  • Dead Birds (1964)
  • Marathon (1965)
  • People and Particles (1965)
  • The Great Sail (1966)
  • Imaginero (1968)
  • The Nuer (1971)
  • Land-Divers of Melanesia (1972)
  • Screening Room (1972-1981), Boston television series
  • Mark Tobey Abroad (1973)
  • Rivers of Sand (1974)
  • African Carving (1975)
  • Altar of Fire (1976)
  • Deep Hearts (1981)
  • Sons of Shiva (1985)
  • Forest of Bliss (1986)
  • Ika Hands (1988)
  • Dancing With Miklos (1993)
  • Passenger (1997)
  • Scully in Malaga (1998)
  • Testigos (1998)
  • Good to Pull (Bon à Tirer) (2000)