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Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
reference 1 DVD ( 24 minutes) sound color DVD
preservation 1 videocassette ( 24 minutes) sound color BetacamSP
archival original 1 video reel ( 24 minutes) sound color 2 inch
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Television programs
South Africa
Durban (South Africa)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: publicity materials, books, sound recordings, photographs
Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Broadcast created by Hal Linker with his wife, Halla, and son, David. Footage was filmed in Durban, South Africa, in the province of Natal. In Durban, modern architecture is highlighted, as well as the central square, called "The City Gardens," which features a statue of Queen Victoria, and a monument honoring veterans of World Wars I and II. Other scenes in Durban include the Victorian-style City Hall exterior; the H.W. Currie Memorial Fountain; a rickshaw ride; and scenes of a beach on the Indian Ocean. Footage also shows the diversity of the people of the region (a mixture of Caucasians, tribal peoples, and Indians) in the city and the markets. The next segment focuses on life in the countryside, featuring views of sugar cane crops and little towns. Other countryside scenes include a Zulu clay sculptor; scenes of a Sisal farm and factory; the University of Zululand; and an old fortress. The broadcast concludes with scenes of a reconstructed Zulu village, including round huts, Zulus cooking "mealy-meal," a traditional women's costume and beaded headdress, and a war dance with drums and chanting.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
Architecture  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Transportation--rickshaws--peddie cabs  Search this
Villages  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Dance  Search this
Instruments--musical instruments  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.37
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives