one videocassette (48 minutes) sound color Mini DV video master
two film reels (1,725 feet) sound color 16mm archival original
Motion pictures (visual works)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: audio tapes, still photographs, production files, correspondence, promotional materials and press clippings.
Re-edited version of film released in 1971 under the title Araucanos de Ruca Choroy. This version has new titles and soundtrack. It is unknown if footage was added or removed.
Archives also holds English language version released under the title Araucanians of Ruca Choroy
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research supported processing and the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Smithsonian Latino Center supported preservation of the Jorge Preloran Film Collection.
Donated by Jorge Preloran in 2007.
Edited ethnographic film by Jorge Preloran documents the Araucanian tribe of Mapuche Indians at Ruca Choroy, an Indian reservation in a small valley of the Southern Andes, Nenquin Province, Argentina, where approximately eighty families live. Narrated by Damacio Caitruz, the head of the tribe, the film explores daily and religious life in this isolated settlement. Shot during the summer of 1966.
Courtesy of Jorge Preloran
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD