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Filmmaker:
Johnson, Barbara  Search this
Project director:
Sorenson, E. Richard  Search this
Physical description:
reference one film reel (xxx feet) sound color 16mm
reference sound one film reel (xxx feet) sound color 16mm
archival original one film reel (xxx feet) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Newar Jyapu  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Asia
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Thecho village
Date:
1978
Notes:
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection
Supplementary materials: photographs, sound recordings, camera logs, kinship and household field data
Summary:
Film footage shot by Barbara Johnson among the Jyapu subcaste of the Newars of Tawnany Tole, Thecho village in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: September 13, 2 - 4:30PM, CR49, everyday activities in the Tawnany Tole courtyard. A boy sits by himself, perhaps lonely, his mother had been there before and then left, the boy seems to pretend to fly a kite. Two women sit together on a mat de-husking cornstalks, which will later be braided into mats. An older man spreads grains out to dry on mats. A grandmother is dressed in white because her husband has died within the past year. Two young girls "build" something with handfuls of dirt they scoop up from the ground. A young girl imitates her mother winnowing grain, the mother tolerates the "help". Tow boys roll up and carry a heavy mat and another is seen taking care of his baby sister. September 14, CR 50, a girl thoroughly washes her feet and calves in a puddle. Two elderly women sit on a mat and pass a cigarette back and forth. Several boys play a common game of hopping with one leg, trying to bump into each other. On September 15, 8 to 9AM, CR 51, a non-local watch repairman is seen with a group of villagers gathered around him. A mother nursing her own son pokes at the genitals of the baby boy who has come up to sit beside her, this is perhaps to tease her own son. A father plays with his baby son. A toddler gets into corn drying in the courtyard.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Children--play of  Search this
Children--socialization of  Search this
Social interaction--women--smoking of tobacco  Search this
Children--caretakers of  Search this
Father and child  Search this
Nursing  Search this
Boys--play of--games  Search this
Widow--readjustment after spouse's death--clothing--ideas about death  Search this
Death--ideas about--widow's clothing  Search this
Hygiene--washing  Search this
Children--training in cleanliness  Search this
Children--mimicry--adult work  Search this
Attitudes towards outsiders--curiosity  Search this
Mother-children interaction--ideas about sex  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1986.13.1-17
See more items in:
Newari Film Project, 1978
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218931