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Gilbert Islands, Nonuti (Micronesians) -- Preparation of Palm Sap Syrup 1963

Catalog Data

Physical description:
one film reel (4 min.) silent color 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 woman in the village of Tetua lets fresh palm juice boil in four coconut shell containers on hot rocks in an earth oven pit. The thickening liquid is constantly poured together so that after many hours of cooking, only one container of syrup (kamaimai) remains. Another coconut flask is filled with the syrup.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
E00851
HSFA 2006.2.751
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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Film set from Encyclopaedia Cinematographica, Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film 1952-1995
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_280706