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Austrian Motorcycle Expedition Through Africa, Capetown to Cairo film

Creator:
Bohmer, Josef  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (37 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1365 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Arabs  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Africa, North
Africa, Eastern
Egypt
Sudan
Kenya
South Africa
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
Edited film of a motorcycle expedition by six Austrians who traversed Africa from October 1935 to March 1936. Footage documents the rigors of overland travel on motorcycle as well as encounters with three tribal groups: Zulus in South Africa, Kikuyu in Kenya, and Latukas in the Sudan. Film includes ceremonial dance at a Zulu wedding, Zulu homesteads, and activities around a mission school; Kikuyu women on the way to market and in a market and distinctive ear ornamentation worn by these women; and Latuka homesteads and kraals. Also included are shots of Victoria Falls, expedition members with African bearers climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro, crossing the Nubian Desert, and logistics of setting up a mobile camp.

Collection also contains sound recordings and annotations (recorded narratives), photographs, field notes and maps.

Legacy Keywords: Dwellings circular thatched Zululand ; Schools mission schools South Africa ; Dance weddings Zulu South Africa ; Hair wearing of Zulu South Africa ; Markets marketwomen Kikuyu Kenya ; Corrals kraals Latuka Sudan ; Mutilation ear lobes Kikuyu Kenya ; Adornment ear ornaments Kikuyu Kenya ; Tents use in expedition camping ; Motorcycles Putsh as overland transport Africa ; Water wheels ox-driven Sudan ; Architecture Great Pyramids Egypt ; Language and culture

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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 1979.1.1
Provenance:
Received from Josef Bohmer in 1979.
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:
Lotuko (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Austrian Motorcycle Expedition Through Africa, Capetown to Cairo film, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1979.01
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9e6ff2683-558e-4ed1-8c2b-4486d4beca16
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1979-01

"Atamu" the ceremonial helmet

Author:
Grüb, Andreas  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1992
Topic:
Lotuko helmets  Search this
Clothing  Search this
Call number:
DT155.2.L37 G88 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_737142

Material culture and ethnic identity in South Eastern Sudan / John Mack

Author:
Mack, John 1949-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Sudan
Date:
1981
Topic:
Toposa  Search this
Ethnic groups  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Fighting bracelets  Search this
Call number:
GN301 .N558
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_493141

The Lotuho of the southern Sudan : an ethnological monograph / Andreas Grüb ; [translated into English by Michael Mahin, Ursula Kappert, and Irmgard Grueb Smadi]

Author:
Grüb, Andreas  Search this
Physical description:
194 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Call number:
DT155.2.L37 G88 1992
DT155.2.L37 G88 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_445029

South in the Sudan

Author:
Hoogstraal, Harry 1917-1986  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sudan
Date:
1953
Topic:
Travelogs  Search this
Call number:
G1 .N27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487508

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