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Gilbert Islands, Nonuti (Micronesians) -- Making Coconut Fiber Cord 1963

Catalog Data

Physical description:
one film reel (9 min.) silent b&w 16mm reference film
Culture:
Micronesians  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Place:
Kiribati
Gilbert Islands, Nonuti
Oceania
Date:
1963
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 man from the atoll Nonuti separates the fibrous hulls from freshly harvested green coconuts. Women bury these for two or three months in the lagoon mud. When the hulls are uncovered they are cut, cleaned, and dried. At that time a woman works with the fibers to create small strands which, when doubled, form a cord.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
E00825
HSFA 2006.2.741
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_280687