Guide to the Capital of Earth: the Maroons of Moore Town (outtakes), 1979

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1991.12
Creators:
Miller, Jefferson
Bilby, Kenneth M., 1953-
Dates:
1979
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
Film reels
color sound; 7,600 feet
16mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Outtakes from a film project shot in eastern Jamaica among the descendants of escaped African slaves who formed rebel communities in the Blue Mountains. Documented are aspects of Maroon culture including communal labor (with digging songs), Kromanti drumming and healing rights, and cultivation and marketing of agricultural produce.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 Jefferson Miller in 1991.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
HSFA 1991.12.2

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation
Capital of Earth: the Maroons of Moore Town (outtakes), Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Human Studies Film Archives also holds an edited release print of Capital of Earth: the Maroons of Moore Town as part of its Penn State Film collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
West Indies Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jamaica Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore Town (Jamaica) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blue Mountains (Jamaica) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maroons Cultural Context 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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