archival original 1 film reel (700 feet) sound b&w 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 is a portrayal of a family in Casa Viejas, Andalusia, Spain, that maintains its ties to the land and the community through the traditional occupation of sheperding a flock of sheep. The children are shown supplementing the family income by gathering snails, picking cotton and hoeing.
Courtesy of Jerome Mintz
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD