Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Steven Schecter videos, circa 1975-1997


Collection ID:
Schecter, Steven
circa 1975-1997
Physical Description:
Video recordings

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Video shot by Steven Schecter of the Canela Indians in Brazil for "Mending Ways," a collaborative project with Human Studies Film Archives, Steven Schecter and William Crocker.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 in 2004.

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
Steven Schecter videos, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Human Studies Film Archives holds additional films related to William Crocker's work with the Canela. These can be found in the William Crocker films and Film Studies of Traditional Indian Life in Brazil: Canela.


Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
South America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brazil Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canela Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Human Studies Film Archives
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