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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 (1,196 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Melanesians  Search this
Nambas  Search this
Mbotgate  Search this
Type:
Projected media
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Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection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 includes shots of various daily activities including boys cutting staves in jungle thicket, men plucking chickens and preparing a pot in the men's hut, mother-infant interactions, women preparing lap-lap from taro root, a staple of Namba diet; women at domestic chores, sibling interactions.
Publications:
Muller, Kal 1972 "Field Notes on the Small Nambas of the New Hebrides". Journal de 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
Dress--women--grass skirts  Search this
Play--adolescent males  Search this
Adolescents--activities of  Search this
Tools--machete  Search this
Food preparation--lap-lap  Search this
Domestic animals--cats  Search this
Siblings--teasing  Search this
Utensils--use in food preparation  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.1.1 - 7
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_218391