Guide to the Phillip Zarrilli films of South Indian martial and performing arts, 1977-1983

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1985.13
Creators:
Zarrilli, Phillip B., 1947-2020
Dates:
1977-1983
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
6 Film reels
1 hour 50 minutes
color sound silent; 2200 feet
S8mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Full film record documents a number of martial arts forms found in south India. Included are the velakali, martial dance of Kerala; the oacchirakali, mock-combat ritual enactment of Kerala; the kalarippayattu, Kerala martial art; and alternate styles of south Indian martial arts including the "southern style" kalarippayattu and silambam.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Custodial History
Previously titled "South Indian Martial and Performing Arts 1977, 1980 and 1983."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Phillip Zarilli in 1985.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1985.13.1

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.
Preferred Citation
Phillip Zarrilli films of South Indian martial and performing arts, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
South Asia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India Geographic 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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