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New Hebrides Film Project: Malekula 1970-1974

Catalog Data

Creator:
Muller, Kalmun  Search this
National Human Studies Film Center, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
master one video cassette (33 minutes) silent color 3/4 inch
archival original 1 film reel (1,190 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Melanesians  Search this
Nambas  Search this
Mbotgate  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Oceania
New Hebrides
Vanuatu
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Lendombwey (Melekula, New Hebrides)
Date:
1970-1974
Notes:
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: still photographs, publications, field notes
Summary:
Footage shot in the Lendombwey region of south central Malekula in 1971 among the Nambas; shots of daily life centered around family huts including interaction between mothers, fathers and children, siblings at play; grooming activities, and food sharing. Shots of the ceremonial ground and its spatial and aesthetic organization; close up shots of funerary effigies; males entering the men's hut at one corner of ceremonial ground.
Publications:
Muller, Kal 1972 "Field Notes on the Small Nambas of the New Hebrides". Journal del la Societe des Oceanistes vol. 28, pp. 239-251
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Houses--family huts  Search this
Division of labor by sex  Search this
Childcare--mother-child interactions  Search this
Grooming  Search this
Adornment--facial painting  Search this
Domestic animals--cats--dogs  Search this
Eating--food sharing  Search this
Play--siblings  Search this
Ceremony--parial organization practices  Search this
Effigies--as related to mortuary practices  Search this
Drums--slit gongs  Search this
Instruments--musical instruments  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.1.1 - 5
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:1
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New Hebrides Film Project: Malekula 1970-1974 [Muller, Kalmun ethnographic filmmaker (1939- )]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218389