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New Hebrides Film Project: Malekula 1970-1974

Catalog Data

Muller, Kalmun  Search this
National Human Studies Film Center, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
master one video cassette (34 minutes) silent color 3/4 inch
archival original 1 film reel (1,213 feet) silent color 16mm
Melanesians  Search this
Nambas  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
New Hebrides
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: still photographs, publications, field notes
Footage shot in 1971 among the Nambas of Amok village, northwest central Malekula. This is one of several regions on Malekula Known as "Big Nambas", a reference to the number of Nambas in these areas and to the male genital cover--"Big Nambas" meaning that more things are wrapped arounf the genitals than is found among other Nambas. Footage depicts daily life in the compound of Virambat, the chief of Amok; Footage includes shots of children at play in a government school yard; women with children working in a swidden garden that has recently been burned, weeding and clearing debris; throwing trash to pigs; shots of women periodically readjusting their large wigs.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Language and culture  Search this
Houses  Search this
Schools  Search this
Hamlets  Search this
Gardens--weeding  Search this
Division of labor by sex--gardening  Search this
Agriculture--swidden  Search this
Wigs--women--"Big Nambas"  Search this
Siblings--childcare  Search this
Suckling--of infants  Search this
Garb--penis wrappers--waist bands  Search this
Play--children  Search this
Affection--mothers--siblings  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.1.1 - 21
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