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AUFS Afghanistan Film Project 1972

Catalog Data

Miller, Norman N. 1933-  Search this
Di Gioia, Herbert filmmaker  Search this
Hancock, David filmmaker  Search this
American Universities Field Staff  Search this
Powell, Josephine  Search this
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
Afghans  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection
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
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