Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Television broadcast created by Hal Linker, with his wife Halla, and son, David. Linkers film the Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro including costumes, costume balls, and parade groups. Film footage was shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The episode begins with the Copacabana beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The Linkers drive into the city passing monuments and statues. They arrive in downtown Rio and sequences include pedestrians, skyscrapers, city views, mosaic pavements, and the carnival preparations. As nighttime approaches, the streets become crowded with people in extravagant costumes dancing, singing, and playing music. Once the 14-hour carnival celebration has begun, the Linkers focusses on the different kings, queens, samba dancers, music, cars and costumes. After the carnival, the Linkers go up Corcovado Mountain to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. They also get special permission to film the "Fantasia" costume contest. The episode ends with samba music and dancing and an aerial view of Rio.
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746