The Resource The Pathans, directed by Andre Singer, (electronic resource)

The Pathans, directed by Andre Singer, (electronic resource)

Label
The Pathans
Title
The Pathans
Statement of responsibility
directed by Andre Singer
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There are twelve million Pathans. Bound by a common language, a common heritage and the unifying force of Islam, these proud and independent people do not acknowledge the geographical boundary which divides them between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This film was shot at the same time as Khyber in Pakistan, close to the Afghan border. The Pathans accept no imposed leadership, from without or from within. Their laws are the decisions of the democratic assembly of the village, known as the jirga. To disobey the jirga is to court heavy penalties against which there is no appeal. Their code of living is called pukhtunwali the way of the Pathan. At its core are the principles of hospitality, personal honour and revenge. A man will fight to the death to avenge a wrong done to himself, his family or friends or, above all, his women. The film is noteworthy for the way in which it brings out the importance of these values. Their fierce loyalty, coupled with the independence of spirit which tolerates no formal leaders, makes the Pathans a formidable enemy, as the British once found out and, more recently, the Soviet invaders of Afghanistan have discovered
Member of
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Ethnographic video online
Date time place
Recorded in Pakistan
Language note
This edition in English
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1945-
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  • Ahmed, Akbar S
  • Singer, André
  • Alexander Street Press
Runtime
39
Series statement
  • Disappearing world
  • Ethnographic video online, volume 2
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  • Pushtuns
  • Afghans
  • Refugees
  • Ethnology
  • Pakistan
Target audience
general
Label
The Pathans, directed by Andre Singer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
alexvideoASP2087706/ant2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (39 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877879993
Video recording format
other
Label
The Pathans, directed by Andre Singer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
alexvideoASP2087706/ant2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (39 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877879993
Video recording format
other

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