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Smith, Hubert filmmaker (1938- )  Search this
Reichline, Neil, cameraman  Search this
Physical description:
reference 1 video cassette (29 minutes) sound color 1/2 inch
archival original 1 video cassette (29 minutes) sound color one inch
archival master 1 video cassette (29 minutes) sound color BetacamSP
Aymara Indians  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
South America
North America
Andes Mountains
Uncut workprint (75.2.2), camera original outtakes (2013.16) and still photographs (2006.5) from the Bolivia projects, are in the Human Studies Film Archives.
Deposited by Hubert Smith in 2013.
Edited film documents a case study of the formal means by which order and internal social cohesion are maintained among the Aymara in the Andes highlands of Bolivia. Featured is Ticona, the General Secretary of the Agricultural League, in his role as the mediator of village conflicts. Several scenarios are described. Emphasis is placed on Ticona's role of promoting shared cultural values, settling disputes, and reaching peaceful conclusions to conflict. Also addressed is the delicate relationship between Ticona and Jilakata, the traditional village leader. Themes explored are the use and abuse of alcohol, the importance of body language, and general strategies used to appease conflicts. Edited film was made from the Bolivia project from the American Unviersity Field Staff Faces of Change Series.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Language and culture  Search this
Conflict--mediation--resolution  Search this
Leadership--political  Search this
Antagonism--in group  Search this
Relations--intercommunity  Search this
Values--cultural--ethical  Search this
Alcohol--alcoholism  Search this
Social--control  Search this
Social--decision making  Search this
Social--leadership  Search this
Social--policy  Search this
Social--interaction  Search this
Body posture  Search this
History--oral, as a method  Search this
Culture--continuity  Search this
Culture--ideals  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2013.15.1
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives