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Creator:
Attenborough, David television producer  Search this
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Producer:
McIntyre, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel sound color 16mm
Culture:
Melanesians  Search this
Type:
Television programs
Place:
Melanesia
Oceania
New Hebrides
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Vanuatu
Date:
1974-1975
Notes:
Outtakes from published work--archival collection
Supplementary materials
Summary:
Outtakes from edited film documents a ceremonial pig feast including scenes of a ceremonial compound, "tuskers" (large pigs) being prepared for sacrifice; male dancers perambulating through the compound; oratory by the bigman convening the ceremony; tethering of the tuskers to trees in a small grove of palms, boar skulls wrapped in plaited palm trash affixed to the palms; male participants dancing with spears; shots of the cooking pits which use large heated stones; villagers encircling the compound; narrative by David Attenborough.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Ceremony--feasts--redistribution  Search this
Animal husbandry--pigs  Search this
Cooking--fire pits  Search this
Food preparation--ceremonial  Search this
Drumming--dancing--ceremony  Search this
Speech--oratory--ritual leaders  Search this
Ritual--rites of intensification  Search this
Oratory--bigmen  Search this
Music--ceremony  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.5.1 - 1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives FC:2a
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218332