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Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea 1929

Catalog Data

U. S. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Expedition leader:
Dr. E. W. Brandes  Search this
Peck, R. K  Search this
Agricultural scientist:
Mr. Jeswret  Search this
Mr. Pemberton  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel silent b&w 35mm
Papuans  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
Sepki River
Ambunti (New Guinea)
Title from credits (published work) -- archival original
Edited film reel (reel 5) includes shots of a native village which includes women with woven mat headcovers, interior shots of a men's house showing sleeping quarters, ritual and domestic paraphenalia; scenes of men smoking tobacco and details footage documenting the stages and sexual division of labor involved in making native tapioca known as "sac-sac". This includes shots of males felling and de-barking a sago palm, pulverizing its pith with special mallets, women carrying the pounded sago to a strainer/washing trough, decanting the sago starch, and cooking the mixture to proper consistency. Film has intertitles.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Settlement patterns--villages  Search this
Agricultural crops--gardens  Search this
Division of labor by sex--preparing tapioca  Search this
Houses--men's house--tambaran  Search this
Hearths--men's house  Search this
Smoking--tobacco  Search this
Tools--stone axes--mallets  Search this
Food preparation--division of labor by sex  Search this
Dress--adornment  Search this
Basketry--palm spathes  Search this
Cooking--sago palm  Search this
Eating--"sac-sac"  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.7.1- 5
Restrictions & Rights:
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Human Studies Film Archives