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A Trek to Little Tibet

Collection Creator:
Explorers Club  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (24 minutes, color silent; 864 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1941
Scope and Contents:
Edited film by M. Bhavnani records trip through Kashmir (Pakistan and India) and Ladakh (India). Footage includes: crossing the Wayil bridge in Srinagar (India); pony treks into the Himalayas; market, school, spinning, knitting, weaving wool, and women's headdresses in a small village; marriage ceremony; Ladakhis playing polo; monastaries with focus on Hemis monastary; chortens, a prostration ceremony performed in front of stupas; and "Mystery" plays with masked (chaam) dancers depicting the fight of Lord Buddha with evil and ignorance. Walter Asboe, a British missionary, is shown in a flower garden in Leh, Ladakh.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Rites and ceremonies ; Architecture Religious ; Clothing and dress ; Religious beliefs ; Dance as part of ceremony ; Instruments musical instruments ; Drums ; Music ; Weaving g ; Tea as beverage ; Domestic and family life ; Mountains India
Local Number:
HSFA 1991.21.8
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Explorers Club film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Explorers Club films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9a3ee6ece-9a12-47cd-9e19-ea2b0f2ca5cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1991-21-ref5

Ladakh Village Morning (1986.13.13)

Collection Creator:
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)  Search this
Schecter, Steven  Search this
Sorenson, E. Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (11 minutes, color sound; 400 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Edited film showing the early morning activities of a Tibetan family during harvest in Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Film was made from [Film Studies of Traditional Tibetan Life and Culture: Ladakh, India, 1978].

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Domestic and family life ; Domestic animals ; Threshing ; Food preparation cooking
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1986.13.13
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National Anthropological Film Center films and slides of Ladakh
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc93144c24d-d226-471a-a305-99c0bb6baaa4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1986-13ldkh-ref262

To Live With Herds

Collection Creator:
MacDougall, David  Search this
MacDougall, Judith  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (black-and-white sound; 2520 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
Edited film from the 1968 film project about the Jie pastoralists of Uganda. The film examines the disruptive effects of nation-building in pre-Amin Uganda on these semi-nomadic pastoralists, shows daily life in a traditional Jie homestead during a particularly harsh dry season, and explores the ways in which government policies seem to exacerbate hardship and undermine traditional Jie economic values. At the end of the film, Logoth, the protector of the homestead, travels west to rejoin his herds in an area of relative plenty where, for a time, the Jie appear insulated from official interference. Includes associated texts, sound recordings, production logs, and field notes.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Herders ; Politics and culture ; Power (Social sciences) ; Domestic and family life
Local Number:
HSFA 1983.2.7
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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David and Judith MacDougall films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9829fc8c0-8167-4e6b-a0fa-3da4eef25e3e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1983-02-ref7

Accession 2014-002

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited films, camera original film outtakes and uncut film footage (Afghanistan and Bolivia only), from the Faces of Change film series produced by the American University Field Staff.

Supplementary materials: Study guides, still photographs, sound recordings, annotations, translations, reviews, essays, production logs and notes

Legacy keywords: Language and culture ; Domestic and family life ; Economic development ; Women ; Education ; Rural areas ; Rural families ; Agriculture ; Fishing ; Animal husbandry cattle ; Religious beliefs
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9fa38fbc4-12a3-4e74-969b-a1ffeac500c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref1

Chinese Farm Wife

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (17 minutes, color sound; 756 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film shows the involved lives of rural Chinese women through Mrs. Li, whose husband is a salaried factory worker. In addition to her role in supervising the children's education and managing the household she is a full participant in farming and community activities. FIlmed by Richard Chen and Frank Tsai.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Domestic and family life ; Agriculture ; Towns, villages and other settlements
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.14
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection / Accession 2014-002
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9086aa214-cc55-48d9-ac31-623ffdfba4c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref14

Hoy Fok and the Island School

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 1,152 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film presents a 14-year-old boy who lives with his family on a fishing junk near a small island in Hong Kong territory. He reflects on his visit to an ancient harbor town, on his experiences in school, and on his future. The influence of his teacher, his parents, and the village headman on Hoy Fok's life and expectations is also shown. FIlmed by Richard Chen and George Chang.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Boats Chinese junks Hong Kong ; Domestic and family life ; Economic development ; Education
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.16
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection / Accession 2014-002
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc957544fa4-282c-4eff-aebc-d570874ac80d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref16

People are Many, Fields are Small

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (32 minutes, color sound; 1,152 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film compares the life of three Taiwanese farm families engaged in the summer two-crop rice cycle to those of industrial laborers. FIlmed by Richard Chen and Frank Tsai.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Domestic and family life ; Agriculture ; Towns, villages and other settlements
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.23
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection / Accession 2014-002
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc912110593-186d-4ba4-9b71-9987dfcfcc1a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref22

Potato Planters

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 612 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film captures an Aymara family in Bolivia's Andean Highlands as they plant potatoes, prepare and eat a meal, and discuss the religious and astronomical forces that control their destiny.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Domestic and family life ; Agriculture Bolivia ; Religious beliefs ; Meals family ; Towns, villages and other settlements

Credits: Smith, Hubert filmmaker (1938- ) ; Reichline, Neil, cameraman
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.24
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection / Accession 2014-002
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc956a01a80-d1a2-4a39-a29f-a5ad5a399c82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref23

Spirit Possession of Alejandro Mamani

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 972 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film presents the internal conflicts of an elderly Aymara man living in Bolivia's Andean Highlands. Nearing the end he reflects on a life with property and status, but not contentment because, as he expresses, he believes that he is possessed by evil spirits.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Domestic and family life ; Older people ; Towns, villages and other settlements

Credits: Smith, Hubert filmmaker (1938- ) ; Reichline, Neil, cameraman
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.26
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection / Accession 2014-002
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc98859de33-4854-4fa6-8a35-ef47b597cc23
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref24

Afghan Women

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 612 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film reveals through the words of women and the rhythm of their daily lives in the seclusion of family compounds both the satisfying and the limiting aspects of women's role in a rural Afghan community. FIlmed by David Hancock and Herb Di Gioia.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Domestic and family life ; Women's rights United States ; Towns, villages and other settlements

Credits: Hancock, David filmmaker
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.7
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection / Accession 2014-002
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc919e619ef-5a01-43ca-8234-b66eb69213f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref4

Andean Women

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 612 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film explores the paradox of Aymara women's lives in the Bolivian highlands. Women believe the dominant Hispanic ideal that women should be subservient to men and to only undertake tasks appropriate to their limited strength and intelligence even as Aymara culture recognizes equal gender contributions to the community and family survival through cooperation and reciprocity.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Domestic and family life ; Towns, villages and other settlements

Credits: Smith, Hubert filmmaker (1938- ) ; Reichline, Neil, cameraman
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.9
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection / Accession 2014-002
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc979b8c4f9-e51a-4eda-b6bd-825dfb271512
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref6

AUFS China Coast Film Project

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
29 Film reels (color sound; 22,950 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Film outtakes from the American University Field Staff "Faces of Change" film series documenting fishing and farming familes who live mostly in the Soko Islands, a group of islands in Hong Kong. Film footage documents family life on junks (boats), fishing practices, farming practices, and gender roles. Emphasis is placed on the challenges of modernization by government programs, education, and economic development. The films "China Coast Fishing", "Hoy Fok and the Island School", "The Island Fish Pond", "Island in the China Sea" and "Three Island Women" were produced from this film project. Filmed by George Chang, Richard Chen, and Norman Miller.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Fishing ; Agriculture ; Education ; Domestic and family life ; Economic development
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.4
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection / Accession 2014-002
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc907efb296-3a64-4886-9506-1dfd4e049c71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2014-02-ref8

Martha E. Montgomery home movie #1

Collection Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
6 Film reels (6 Super 8 film reels)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Home movies
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Plymouth County -- Plymouth
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is available online for open research.
Collection Rights:
The Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.

Copyright for all works are retained by the creators of the original analog materials.
The contents of the Great Migration Home Movie Project are made available to the public for the purposes of education and scholarly research. The home movies digitized through the project are not available for commercial licensing. Educational and scholarly use may be considered on an individual basis.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Dancing  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
Drumming  Search this
Beaches  Search this
Swimming  Search this
Weddings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Collection Citation:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Supported by the Center for the Digitization and Curation of African American History.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.SC.0001, Item SC_0001_20170412_Montgomery_S8_01-06
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Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection
Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection / Martha E. Montgomery Family
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io38e5b2e1c-8b9b-4dce-a654-7d6f9b7315cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-sc-0001-ref82

Martha E. Montgomery home movie #3

Collection Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (1 VHS tape)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Home movies
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is available online for open research.
Collection Rights:
The Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.

Copyright for all works are retained by the creators of the original analog materials.
The contents of the Great Migration Home Movie Project are made available to the public for the purposes of education and scholarly research. The home movies digitized through the project are not available for commercial licensing. Educational and scholarly use may be considered on an individual basis.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
Political speeches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Collection Citation:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Supported by the Center for the Digitization and Curation of African American History.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.SC.0001, Item SC_0001_20170518_Montgomery_VHS_02
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Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection
Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection / Martha E. Montgomery Family
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3726d3cda-005c-4436-8608-8ec146f9e8cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-sc-0001-ref84

Montagnard-Dega Ethnic Minority People of the Highlands of South Vietnam film

Creator:
Duc, Luong  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (70 minutes, color silent; 2440 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Southeast Asia
Vietnam
Date:
1988
Scope and Contents:
Full film record shot by a Vietamese film crew for a documentary production about the culture of the Montagnard-Dega people of the central highlands in South Vietnam including the Bahnar, Jarai, Ede, Rhade, Lak, and Koho ethnic groups. Documentation in Gai-lai-Kontum Province includes celebrations and dances of the Bahnar and Jarai peoples including a reenactment of the Jarai king of fire celebration in Cheo Reo; landscapes around Pleiku including Bien Ho and Cu H'Drung; and traditional village life, boar hunting, weaving, and funeral houses in the Bahnar villages of Lang Co and Cho Gang. Documentation in Dac Lac Province includes an ede celebration in the village of Cu Pong (Buon Ho district, Ban-Me-Thuot area) featuring gong players and working elephants (used by members of the Dega Highlands Liberation Front for transport of supplies) and their mahouts in the village of Ban Don near the Cambodian border. Documention in Lam Dong Province includes a buffalo sacrifice in Lac Duong by a group of Lak and Koho villagers, a rice wine celebration, and scenery around Dalat including Da-Tan-la and Prenn waterfalls.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Dance ; Instruments musical instruments ; Rites and ceremonies ; Funeral rites and ceremonies ; Celebrations ; Domestic and family life ; Weaving g ; Hunting ; Animal sacrifice as part of ritual ; Elephants domestication ; Landscapes

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.
Biographical / Historical:
Luong Duc was director of Hanoi Documentary Film Studio Enterprises.
Local Number:
HSFA 1988.15.1
Provenance:
Received from Kay Reibold in 1988.
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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Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Montagnard-Dega Ethnic Minority People of the Highlands of South Vietnam film, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1988.15
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9e3ac1d83-79c5-4530-a68b-f2c0d7161b32
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1988-15

Mokil

Creator:
Bentzen, Conrad  Search this
Extent:
4 Film reels (60 minutes, color sound; 2,163 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Date:
1950
Scope and Contents:
Edited film of daily life and celebrations on the Mokil atoll in the Caroline Islands, shot in 1947 through the Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian Anthropology. English narration, as if from the point of view of a Mokil islander, emphasizes familial and social relationships and in particular the influence of economic standing upon these interactions. Footage includes: growing, harvesting, cooking, and storing native plants including coconut, breadfruit, and taro; bird-hunting and fishing techniques; construction of a canoe; Christmas celebrations, with comparison of mens' traditional dances with newer missionary-taught dances; children, women, and men at play, including footage of canoe races; and a visit by American traders. Film concludes with reflection upon land boundaries as they pertain to wealth and status.

Supplementary materials: manuscript "Land and Livelihood on Mokil, An Atoll in the Eastern Carolines" by Conrad Bentzen; production overview and project report; subjects and story points/boards; film records; map.

Legacy keywords: Language and culture ; Dance ; Outrigger canoe ; Hunting ; Fishing ; Christianity ; Boatbuilding ; Food preparation cooking ; Domestic and family life

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 Numbers:
HSFA 2016.2.1
Provenance:
Received from Michael Bentzen in 2016.
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:
population  Search this
Dance  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Outrigger canoes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Mokil, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2016.02
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc99335c3eb-7a1f-4a89-bf1c-b607c857ca1f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2016-02

Thomas Seligman films

Creator:
Seligman, Thomas K.  Search this
Extent:
5 Film reels (90 minutes, color sound; 1,600 feet; Super8, 8mm)
4 Video recordings (7 hours, color sound; VHS)
0.25 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea)
Africa
Algeria
Niger
Date:
1977 and 1988
Scope and Contents:
Films shot by anthropologist Thomas Seligman in Papua New Guinea, Algeria, and Nigeria in 1977 and 1988.

Collection contains supplementary materials.

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 Thomas Seligman in 2015.
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:
Tuareg (African people)  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
Crafts  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Video recordings
Citation:
Thomas Seligman films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2015.09
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Thomas Seligman films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9e180e8b3-e85d-4f6c-a154-cbebb4e88378
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2015-09

Expedition to Portuguese West Africa

Collection Creator:
Laszlo, Andreas E.  Search this
Extent:
21 Film reels (6 hours 46 minutes, color silent sound; 14,249 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1953
Scope and Contents:
Film Footage and assembled lecture film from an expedition to Portuguese West Africa.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Rites and ceremonies ; Rituals ; Puberty rites ; Funeral rites and ceremonies ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Domestic and family life ; Villages Africa ; Dance ; Music ; Fishing ; Hunting ; Animals ; Missions
Local Number:
HSFA 1995.4.1
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Andreas E. Laszlo films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9313e6ba0-a6c4-4990-9fe8-da5432bdbbe3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1995-04-ref1

Long Bow Film Project

Collection Creator:
Gordon, Richard, 1953-  Search this
Hinton, Carma  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; 125,000 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1979-1982
Scope and Contents:
Outtakes from a film project documenting life in Long Bow Village, Shanxi Province, north central China. Filming included funerals, weddings, agricultural methods, two families at home and at work, village sideline industries, fairs, drinking games, lao man yue (full month) birthday parties, local operas, local historical songs and kuai bar, music, movies, vendors, markets, children's games, classroom scenes, architectural details and building practices, and street life. Also filmed were festivities at the lunar new year--Chun Jie (Spring Festival) including: stiltdancing, lion dances, giant swings, fireworks, new year's couplets, ancestor worship, and a Lantern Festival. Project also includes interviews with more than 20 people ranging from village officials to ordinary peasants covering topics such as: marriage, divorce, medical care and other social services, the Communist Party, religion, land reform, co-ops, the Great Leap Forward, an all-women's strike in a village workshop, practicing geomancy, footbinding, details of decollectivization, state of Catholicism in the area, and treating mental illness with traditional methods. The edited films, STILT DANCERS OF LONG BOW VILLAGE, ALL UNDER HEAVEN, FIRST MOON, SMALL HAPPINESS, and TO TASTE A HUNDRED HERBS were produced from this project.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Agricultural practices China ; Crops rice China ; Rites and ceremonies ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Funeral rites and ceremonies ; Music ; Instruments musical instruments ; Dance ; Domestic and family life ; Children games ; Marketplaces ; Religion ; Gender ; Politics and culture ; Architecture
Local Number:
HSFA 1988.5.1
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc993585fa5-65e9-45d4-92b1-4fdd4c48f82b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1988-05-ref1

First Moon

Collection Creator:
Gordon, Richard, 1953-  Search this
Hinton, Carma  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (38 minutes, color sound)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
Edited film shot in China among villagers of the Yellow River Valley. Film depicts the festivities of New Moon, the traditional 15 day period of New Years' celebrations which coincides with the end of the annual agricultural cycle. Events represented include private ceremonial observances within households associated with ancestor worship, the propitiation of Gods which influence various spheres of peasant life, and the public phases of celebration lasting until the 15th day. Also included are processions of stilt dancers, young costumed girls paraded aloft on metal frames, and the boisterous New Years' shows put on by neighboring villages in a common market town.

Legacy keywords: Language and culture ; Agricultural cycles ; Rites and ceremonies ; Dance ; New Year ceremony ; Domestic and family life
Local Number:
HSFA 1988.5.6
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9467148b2-ddf0-48df-983e-236c698a7587
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1988-05-ref6

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