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Creator:
Attenborough, David television producer  Search this
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Producer:
McIntyre, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
reference film reel sound color 16mm
archival original film reel sound color 16mm
Culture:
Melanesians  Search this
Type:
Television programs
Place:
Solomon Islands
Guadacanal
Oceania
New Hebrides
Melita Island
Date:
1974-1975
Notes:
Outtakes from published work--archival collection
Supplementary materials
Summary:
Outtakes from edited film includes: establishing shots of dolphins crossing the bow of boat, long range coastline shots from offshore; David Attenborough and party as they prepare to land and are met by natives on a beach on Guadacanal; close up shots of the greeting party--males adorned in shell money, breastplates of shell money, facial painting; natives assembled into two parallel files form an entranceway for Attenborough and party; women dressed in palm-fringed skirts; men playing pan pipes; cult leader named Moru wearing distinctive hat embroidered in shell money; entire party moving in procession up the beach to cult leader's residence.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Wealth--shell money  Search this
Garb--ceremonial dress  Search this
Adornment--shell money  Search this
Songs--as greeting  Search this
Musical instruments--pan pipes  Search this
Ceremony--greeting  Search this
Cargo Cults--Moru  Search this
Vegetation--as adornment  Search this
Nakedness--women  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Lao lagoon  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.5.1 - 19
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_218367