Guide to Precarious Balance, circa 1988
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.2004.19
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution.. Office of Telecommunications
Williams, Scott
Dates:
circa 1988
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Videocassette
10 minutes
color sound
3/4 inch
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Edited video created by the Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications from film footage shot by Scott Williams in collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Human Studies Film Center for a National Museum of Natural History exhibit on Micronesia, ca. 1988. Video shows the relationship of Micronesians to the sea (boys playing with toy boats, practicing spearing fish, various forms of fishing, launching a new boat). Film was shot on the atoll of Yap in the Western Caroline Islands.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Sponsor
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee

Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 2004.19.1

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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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
Precarious Balance
, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Human Studies Film Archives holds the Scott Williams collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Oceania Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Micronesia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caroline Islands Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boats and boating Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fishing Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Outrigger canoes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
hsfa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa