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AUFS Afghanistan Film Project 1972

Catalog Data

Creator:
Miller, Norman N. 1933-  Search this
Di Gioia, Herbert filmmaker  Search this
Hancock, David filmmaker  Search this
American Universities Field Staff  Search this
Camera:
Powell, Josephine  Search this
Translator:
Shafak, Toryali  Search this
AUFS Advisor:
Dupree, Louis  Search this
Dupree, Nancy 1935-1980  Search this
Physical description:
preservation (video) one digital video file (58 minutes) sound color Jpeg 2000
reference one videocasette (58 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
master one videocasette (58 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
archival original two film reels (2,052 feet) assembled film rolls 12 (camera rolls 23,24) and 13 (camera rolls 25,26) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Afghans  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Afghanistan
Asia
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection
Summary:
Full film record shot in north central Afghanistan in a mountain village near Mazar. Shots include: scenes of a contest of horsemanship enacted in the shallow rapid of the river--individual young men on horseback seeking to secure and control the body of a headless goat, to pick the carcass up from the river and escape with it from amongst the group; repeated shots of the horsemen massing together; jostling to pick up the body of the goat, secure control over it, and break away from the group; older men in the river positioning the carcasses for successive assaults; inside a mosque with recitations of prayer.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Contests--Horsemanship--inta-village competitions  Search this
Spectacles--horsemanship  Search this
Garb--turbans--skullcaps--Muslims  Search this
Aggression--in comptition  Search this
Entertainment--village contests  Search this
Mosques--prayer  Search this
Horses--horsemanship--competitions  Search this
Prayer--mosques--Muslims  Search this
Worship--liturgy--Muslims  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.2.1 - 25
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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American Universities Field Staff Faces of Change Edited Films and Film Outtakes
AUFS Afghanistan Film Project 1972 [Miller, Norman N. 1933-]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218328