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Creator:
Knott, James cameraman  Search this
Physical description:
reference 1 video cassette ( 2 hr. 57 min.) snd. col. video
archival original 8 film reels (6,375 ft.) snd. col. 35mm
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Oceania
Tahiti
Date:
1956
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: written narration
Summary:
Edited film is a theatrical production filmed in Tahiti using Tahitians in the cast. Film was produced and created by Hollywood cameraman James Knott and his wife, actress Lotus Long. Story involves scientists trying to stop a filaria epidemic spreading through a local population. The doctors try to use western medicine to combat the disease but meet resistence from the local medicine man and chief. The chief's son falls ill from the parasitic worm which causes the disease and negative attitudes quickly change. The young man is cured. Film also includes Tahitian dance and music.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Epidemics  Search this
Medical personnel  Search this
Tahitians  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1994.5.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219221