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Kalman Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides)

Creator:
Müller, Kal, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
39 Film reels (color, 16mm)
5,000 Slides (color, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Slides
Place:
Melanesia
Vanuatu
Pentecost Island (Vanuatu)
Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
Banks Islands (Vanuatu)
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Date:
1968-1974
Scope and Contents:
4 distinct film projects shot by Kalman Muller in Vanuatu (New Hebrides) with assistance from both the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes and the Nationall Anthropological Film Center/Smithsonian Institution.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Films and a portion of the slides were received from Kalman Muller and the National Institutes of Health in 1974 and 1975. An additional group of slides was received from Kalman Muller in 2019 (accession 2019.21).
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Ni-Vanuatu  Search this
Citation:
Kalman Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides), Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1975.01
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Kalman Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91baf9def-d7dd-4fba-a1bb-15673ffe4588
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1975-01
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Richard Kelton Pacific Arts Festival videos

Creator:
Kelton, Richard  Search this
Extent:
9 Video recordings (color sound)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Vanuatu
Australasia
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
Video documentation of the 1985 Pacific Arts Festival and the Vanuatu Arts Festival.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Richard Kelton, The Kelton Foundation, in 1990.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Art festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Richard Kelton Pacific Arts Festival videos, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1990.06
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1990-06

Man Blong Custom (Outtakes)

Producer:
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Host:
Attenborough, David, 1926-  Search this
Director:
MacIntyre, Michael  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; 29,600 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Vanuatu
Solomon Islands
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
Date:
1974-1975
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of outtakes from an episode of The Tribal Eye, a seven-part BBC documentary series on the subject of tribal art, written and presented by David Attenborough. Man Blong Custom, the sixth episode in the series, was hosted by David Attenborough and filmed in Melanesia on the islands of Aoba, Malekula, Uripir in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and on Sulufo, Cassi-Cassi, Adigege, Malaita, and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Footage features: hungwe (major pig killing) on Aoba; Small Nambas namal (men's house) on Malekula with display of ritual art including undandadi (shields) and rambaramps (life-sized effigies), used as cavorting puppets in funeral ceremonies; Ambryn slit gong drummers and dancers on Uripir; turtle fishing on Sulufo; "custom" wedding on Cassi-Cassi; funeral on Adigege; Lau men and women engaged in the manufacture of shell money on Malaita; "custom" house of the Moro Cult on Guadalcanal (includes pipe players, speech-making, and various dances); building, decoration, and operation of a Tomako war canoe on Malekula; and sea spirit dances and tower jumping in a lagoon on Malekula. Included are helicopter views over Malekula.

Collection also includes associated texts, sound recordings, production logs, and field notes.

Legacy Keywords: Ceremony feasts ; Dance drumming singing ; Music ; Animal Husbandry ideas about ; Authority bigmanship ; Animal sacrifice pigs ritual ; Music ; Aerial views ; Art effigies ; Money shell money Melanesia ; Funeral rites and ceremonies ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Canoes dugouts outriggers as transportation ; Language and culture ; Melanesia ; New Hebrides ; Malaita (Solomon Islands) ; Lao Lagoon ; Makaruka Island ; Somilita ; Port Adams ; Ambryn New Hebrides ; Small Nambas ; Big Nambas ; Mbotgate

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Number:
HSFA 1975.5.1
Provenance:
Received from the British Broadbasting Corporation in 1975.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Man Blong Custom (Outtakes), Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1975.05
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Man Blong Custom (Outtakes)
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1975-05

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes films

Creator:
Sorenson, E. Richard  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (16mm)
Photographs (35mm)
Sound recordings (1/4 inch)
Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Photographs
Sound recordings
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
North America
Mexico
Australasia
Vanuatu
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Uncut footage of film studies made for NINDS by E. Richard Sorenson. Includes footage made in Mexico (Tarahumara and Mestizo); South Fore, Papua New Guinea; New Hebrides; Western Caroline Islands, Micronesia; Fore, Papua New Guinea and Sepik, Papua New Guinea. Uncut footage filmed by Kalman Muller in the New Hebrides (see also 75-001).

Supplementary materials: Film equipment, associated texts.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Related Materials:
The Human Studies Film Archives also holds the Kalman Muller films of New Hebrides [Vanuatu].
Provenance:
Received from the National Institute for Neurological Diseases in 1974.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Tanna (Ni-Vanuatu people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1974.01
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1974-01

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