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Peoples of Unknown Yunnan: A Baloon in the Sky 1981 Part 3 Man TV Series

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Physical description:
reference film 1 film reel (1,800 feet) sound color 16mm
archival original 1 film reel (1,800 feet) sound color 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: publicity materials, article, logs
Donated by Nippon A-V Productions in 2004.
Television broadcast series produced by Jun'ichi Ushiyama for Nippon A-V was originally produced for Japanese audiences and later modified and released in an English language version. Film compares the Water Spraying Fetival for the Buddhist New Year in Thailand with the one held by the ethnic Thais in Yunnan Province. Of note is the huge paper baloon called kong ming deng which is heated and released into the air by an experienced village elder. Bamboo rockets and dragon boat races are also documented. Film was shot in Xi Suan Ban na Tai autonomous district.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
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Local number:
HSFA 2004.10.24
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives