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Physical description:
reference 1 video cassette (24 minutes) sound color 1/2 inch
archival original 1 reel (864 feet) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1981
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Deposited by Bruce "Pacho" Lane in 2004.
Summary:
Edited film by Pacho (Bruce) Lane focuses on the Totonac Indian community in Huehuetla, Puebla, in eastern central Mexico and contrasts two systems of education. The public school system uses patriotic symbols to "integrate" Indian pupils into the national culture while teaching them to reject their own identity. In contrast, the Danza de los Huehues urges young Totonacs to learn from the mestizos ("whites"), yet warns them not to abandon their own culture. Originally filmed in 197X[?]
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Education  Search this
Dance  Search this
Music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2004.14.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_307206