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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:
archival original 1 film reel (849 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Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection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 during 1974 among the Nambas. Shots include an anthropologist interviewing a Namba man; scenes of activity around family huts including boys poking toy spears into banana trunk; older boy picking lice from head of younger boy; women returning from their gardens laden with taro/yams wrapped in banana leaves, joints of sugar cane.
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
Adornment--normal garb--pig tusks--armbands--nose plug  Search this
Dress--normal garb--males--penis wrappers--waist bands  Search this
Play--adolescent males  Search this
Adolescents--activities of  Search this
Gardens--crops--taro--yams  Search this
Siblings--interactions between  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.1.1 - 12
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_218396