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Creator:
Julien Bryan  Search this
Jules Bucher  Search this
Physical description:
1 reel (709 feet) snd. b&w. 16mm archival original
1 videoreel (19 minutes) snd. b&w one inch original video
1 videocassette (19 minutes) snd. b&w betacamSP videomaster
Culture:
Aymara Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Bolivia
South America
Lake Titicaca (Peru)
Date:
1942
ca 1942
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
filmmaker
Summary:
Edited film produced by the United States Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs for the Office of War Information on life in the Bolivian altiplano. Film traces development of the large Petaca potato hacienda from scattered indian villages surrounding Lake Titicaca. Scenes include reed fishing boats on the lake, Aymara women setting up a loom, spinning and weaving, children herding sheep, pigs and burros, men and women working in the fields, plowing, harvesting grain crops and potatoes. Also recorded is the visit of the Hacienda <patron>, beginning use of modern farm machinery for planting barley, and a fiesta celebrating a religious holiday or harvest with Aymara wearing tall headdresses and ceremonial "neck pieces."
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Fishing  Search this
Herding  Search this
Boats  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Spinning--spindle  Search this
Festivals--agricultural  Search this
Festivals--religious  Search this
Agricultural cycles  Search this
Agricultural tools--plows  Search this
Irrigation  Search this
Land tenure  Search this
Serfdom  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1994.19.44
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219402