Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Foppe Hooghiemstra films of Namibia, 1957-1959

Collection ID:
Hooghiemstra, Foppe
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
2 Film reels
59 minutes
color silent; 800 feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Film footage shot by Foppe Hooghiemstra of the Laurence Marshall family expeditions to Namibia, 1957-58 and 1959. Hooghiemstra was a mechanic and shot his own amateur films of his experience. Film footage includes trucks travelling through various terrains and wildlife encountered. He also captures Ju/'hoansi (N!ai featured in "N!ai, Stor of a !Kung woman", /Gunda Bo, Toma Tsamko and Short /Qui) and other indigeneous groups as well as some expedition members (most likely Robert Gardner and Laurence Marshall).
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Gjalt Hooghiemstra in 2018.

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
Foppe Hooghiemstra films of Namibia, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Human Studies Film Archives also holds the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
HSFA 2018.11.1

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa, Southern Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Namibia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
!Kung (African people) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travelogues (Motion pictures) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746