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Creator:
Gibson, Gordon D (Gordon Davis) 1915-2007  Search this
Subject:
Visima  Search this
Kapupu  Search this
Omusupi  Search this
Kaumbila  Search this
Luhuna  Search this
Balundu  Search this
Kawiyu  Search this
Physical description:
reference one DVD (58 minutes) sound color DVD
master 3 video cassettes (58 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
archival original 2,100 feet sound color 16mm
Culture:
Bantu Zimba  Search this
Herero (African people) Zimba  Search this
Nzima (African people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Angola
Damba Region
Date:
1971
Notes:
Supplementary materials: 3,5,6
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Summary:
Full film record of a research film project documenting the Zimba, a pastoral Bantu people of southwestern Angola. Footage documents the organization of Zimba homesteads, role of women in the domestic economy, and men engaged in pastoral activities. Sequences include: women threshing, winnowing, and stamping millet (for cereal and beer); milking cows; watering cattle; weaving baskets; and making fences to protect their fields. Men are shown churning milk and herding and watering cattle.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Women  Search this
Division of labor by sex--threshing--grain--millet  Search this
Food preparation--winnowing--grain  Search this
Basketry--winnowing  Search this
Speech--greetings  Search this
Domestic activities--food preparation--milk  Search this
Food preparation--graineries  Search this
Alcohol--beermaking--grain  Search this
Adornment--rites of passage--headdress  Search this
Adornment--women--hair styles  Search this
Pastoral activities--watering  Search this
Hair styles--males--females--life cycle--social identity  Search this
Children--food preparation  Search this
Tillage--fences--division of labor by sex--women  Search this
Tillage--women  Search this
Tools--agricultural  Search this
Trade--tools--textiles  Search this
Acculturation--dress--clothing  Search this
Music--tillage--rhythms  Search this
Food preparation--mortar-and-pestle  Search this
Division of labor by sex--tillage  Search this
Zimba  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1983.5.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218241