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Brazil, Tocantins Region (Craho) -- Preparation of a Large Manioc Cake for a Festival 1959

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Physical description:
one film reel (10 min.) silent color 16mm reference film
Craho  Search this
Projected media
Brazil, Tocantins Region
South America
Title from credits (published work)--study collection
Supplementary materials: German language study guide
Deposited in HSFA in 2006 by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF) Wissen und Medien gGmbH via the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Audio-visual Services, which possessed the film prints as the American Distributor for the IWF Encyclopaedia Cinematographica. Films were made by various German anthropologists for inclusion in the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica. Film prints of the Encyclopaedia Cinematographica were distributed in North America by Penn State Audio-Visual Services under an agreement with IWF. When Penn State Audio-Visual Services effectively closed in 2005, the film prints were offered to the Human Studies Film Archives. The HSFA agreed to accept all the ethnographic film titles in the Encyclopaedia Cinematographica. Since Penn State had no rights to the prints, HSFA negotiated an agreement with IWF Wissen und Medien gGmbH.
16 mm film prints.
Edited film: shows Craho women harvesting and preparing manioc. The manioc meal is mixed with pieces of meat, spread onto a large banana leaf, and is covered with leaves. This bundle is tied together, laid on hot stones, and is covered with leaves and earth. The finished cakes are uncovered the next morning and are cut into two large pieces. The villagers are divided into two groups; each cake is cut into smaller pieces and distributed to the people.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
HSFA 2006.2.868
Restrictions & Rights:
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Film set from Encyclopaedia Cinematographica, Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film 1952-1995
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives