Film reels (12 minutes, color silent; 441 feet, 16mm)
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot in Accra, Gold Coast (Ghana) depicts domestic life in an extended family compound of an important chief of the Kwahu who was an important supporter of Kwame Nkrumah. Shots include: boys playing soccer, a seated circle game, and board game; washing clothes and ironing with coal heated iron; food preparation and cooking; nursing; children bathing; and sweeping compound. Additional footage shot in Ghana contains a rally in Black Star Square with Kwame Nkrumah and a market. Non-Ghana footage includes shipping port in Canada and Bedouin camp and market in North Africa.
Supplementary materials: annotations (recorded narratives).
Cameraman: Frances Chapman
Local Numbers: HSFA 1991.13.9
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Colin Turnbull films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution