title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Full film record of a research film project documenting the Himba, a pastoral Bantu people of southwestern Angola and northwestern Namibia. Footage features documentation of a rainmaking ceremony with animal sacrifices to the ancestors and the annointing of <ombale> stones (rain shrines), the tending of cattle herds and the problems of drought, various musical performances, a baby-naming ceremony, and techniques of female hairdressing and braiding. Edited films THE HIMBA and HIMBA WEDDING were produced from this project.
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD