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East Sahara, Tibesti Mountains (Tubu) -- "Agra" Game 1963

Catalog Data

Physical description:
one film reel (6 min.) silent b&w 16mm reference film
Tubu  Search this
Projected media
East Sahara, Tibesti Mountains
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: though similar to tick-tack-toe, Agra is a bit more complex. A chart of 5 blocks by 6 blocks is marked in the sand. Small stones and dried camel dung are used as game markers. Each of the two players alternately places twelve markers on the "board". The object of the game is to get three markers in a row; whoever succeeds may take one marker away from the other player. The loser is the player with less than three markers left.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
HSFA 2006.2.64
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