Guide to the Paul Sully films of Tangoma graduation ceremonies, 1980-1981

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1983.07
Creators:
Sully, Paul, 1949-
Gardsbane, Diane
Dates:
1980-1981
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
Film reels
3 hours 12 minutes
color sound silent; 3500 feet
S8mm
Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage depicting ceremonies of "graduation" of diviners in Swaziland, Southern Africa, taken in 1980 and 1981.
Collection also includes associated texts, still film, sound recordings, annotations (recorded narratives), production logs, and field notes.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Paul Sully in 1983.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Sully, Paul. "An Account of Fieldwork among Tangoma in Swaziland." MA thesis, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1982.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Conditions Governing Access
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.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa, Southern Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eswatini Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gege (Eswatini) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lubombo (Eswatini) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swazi (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
hsfa@si.edu
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