archival original 2 film reels (2,098 feet) sound color 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: audio tapes, still photographs
The Jerome R. Mintz papers are in the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Jerome R. Mintz was a professor of anthropology and Jewish studies at Indiana University. He earned a B.A. from Brooklyn College, an M.A. from the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. Mintz received the National Jewish Book Award in 1993 for Hasidic People: A Place in the New World. He also received international recognition for his work in Andalusia, Spain. His book The Anarchists of Casas Viejas (1982) is considered the most comprehensive account of the tragic events surrounding the 1933 uprising in the small rural town of Casas Viejas. He also produced 6 films on tradition and change in Andalusia, Spain.
Donated by Carla Aviva Mintz Tavel and Betty Mintz in 2011.
Edited film documents events leading up to carnaval (carnival) and the carnaval in Casa Viejas Pueblo, Andalusia, Spain. A primary feature of carnaval are the irreverent songs about local affairs and social criticism about national events. A controversary is created when one song names a parent of an illegitimate child which is followed by the villagers discussing an individual's privacy and what results in insult versus entertainment.
Courtesy of Jerome Mintz
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD