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Catalog Data

Creator:
Slapins, Andris ethnographic filmmaker (1949-1991)  Search this
Physical description:
2,088 feet (49 minutes) sound color film/video
Culture:
Chukchi  Search this
Sirenikski  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Europe
Russia
Siberia (Russia)
Date:
1986
Notes:
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Summary:
Edited film depicts the native peoples of the Chukotka Peninsula, the Chukchi and Siberian Eskimo, whose traditional economies are based on whaling, hunting of other sea mammals, and reindeer herding. Coastal and tundra dwelling people are linked by trading relationships and a common culture. Coastal Chukchi are shown engaged in subsistence practices indistinguishable from their ancestors while the reindeer herders are shown living in the <iaranga>, a traditional complex tent built of poles and skins. The film presents the continuity and persistence of traditional practices including examples of the Sirenikski language (now almost extinct) spoken by elderly Eskimo.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1989.7.2
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218617