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Physical description:
master 37 video cassettes with timecode (18.5 hours) sound color VHS
archival original 37 video casettes (18.5 hours) sound color SVHS
Otavalo Indians  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Andes Region
South America
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
Supplementary materials: shot logs; editing log; sound recordings
Edited film, "Weaving the Future," is archived at UCLA Film and Television Archive.
Deposited by Mark Freeman in 1998.
Video project by Mark Freeman documents the Otavalo Indians of the Andean highlands (province of Imbabura) of northern Ecuador and their economic success in adapting their traditional weaving and crafts for the international marketplace. The video project also records the tensions between traditional indigenous values and customs and modernization pressures that prosperity brings including tourism. Also examined are the ethnic tensions between the Otavalos and their less affluent white and mestizo neighbors. The edited video, "Weaving the Future" was edited from this project.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Language and culture  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Crafts  Search this
Economic development  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1998.7.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives