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Anthropologist/filmmaker:
Lewis, Todd  Search this
Videocamera:
Hollander, Brian  Search this
Physical description:
reference video cassette sound color 1/2 inch
archival original video cassette sound color 1/2 inch
Culture:
Newar (Nepalese people)  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Hindus  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Place:
Kathmandu
Asia
Nepal
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Kathmandu Valley (Nepal)
Date:
1987
Notes:
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: 3,4
Summary:
Full video record is a documentation project of a day in the life of Asan Tol, a central marketplace/bazaar in Kathmandu which is important both as a hub for economic transactions and a focal point in the religious geography of the Kathmandu Valley. Shots taken on the hour beginning at 6:00am (continues sequences from 89.5.1 -1a and 2a); features interaction of pedestrians and "day sellers" (vendors), the perambulations of cows "grazing" in the urban ecology and devotional touching of the cows by Hindu passerbys; circumambulations of people making devotions as the Buddhist temple of Annapurna; rickshaw drivers making their way through the square; bearers carrying various loads; combination of roof top and street level shots; scenes during the latter part of the day into the night.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Ritual--devotions--Temple of Annapurna  Search this
Bazaar--markets  Search this
Streets--social interaction in  Search this
Transportation--rickshaws--peddie cabs  Search this
Markets--Asan Tol  Search this
Temples--Annapurna--Newar Buddhism  Search this
Cattle--cows--devotional behaviors towards  Search this
Flowers--vendors of  Search this
Shrines--mobile--Ratha  Search this
Religion--ritual devotion--Bodhisattva  Search this
Crowds--bazaars--social interaction  Search this
Architecture--religious--Buddhism--Hinduism  Search this
Ecology--urban--interaction within  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.5.1 - 3b
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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Asan Tol Project 1987 [Lewis, Todd anthropologist]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218348