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Central Sudan, Southern Wadai (Diongor) -- Pottery: Making a Jug 1959

Catalog Data

Physical description:
one film reel (10 min.) silent b&w 16mm reference film
Culture:
Diongor  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Place:
Sudan
Central Sudan, Southern Wadai
Africa
Date:
1959
Notes:
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.
Summary:
Edited film: a potter demonstrates the creation of a clay pitcher. The clay is kneaded and rolled, and the jug is formed by hand. When the container can no longer be turned by the potter, she moves around it in order to finish her work. Once the pitcher is dried and painted, it goes through a firing process. The last scene shows how the jug is carried by women.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
E00351
HSFA 2006.2.228
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
See more items in:
Film set from Encyclopaedia Cinematographica, Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film 1952-1995
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_280455