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Dates:
1934
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item
Size:
Film reels (52 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1400 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot during a three-month field study in the valley and village of Mirebalais, central Haiti. Documentation of Haitian culture includes various subsistence and craft activities (hoeing, planting, marketing, and rope making); a combite or communal work group (known elsewhere in Haiti as the Société Congo) clearing a field; the heading, "dres...

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Dates:
1979
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item
Size:
1 Film reel (color sound; 1,440 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1991.08
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film shot in eastern Jamaica among the descendants of escaped African slaves who formed rebel communities in the Blue Mountains. Depicted are aspects of Maroon culture including communal labor (with digging songs), Kromanti drumming and healing rights, and cultivation and marketing of agricultural produce. Legacy Keywords: Music ; Drums as ...

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Dates:
circa 1946-1948
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item
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9 Film reels (color silent; 6247 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1994.08
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Film footage associated with edited film "Jungle Terror" documents an expedition into French Guiana. Filmed are Roucouyenne and Boni Indians; wasp mats; Roucouyenne Indian village life; panning for gold; lumber mill; Devil's Island prisoners; travelling on river and river scenes; missionary church; jungle flora and fauna; making red dye; camp scen...

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Creators:
Van Valin, William B., 1878-
Dates:
1912-1918
Size:
10 Film reels (black-and-white silent; 6,950 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1986.05
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film shot by William Van Valin as leader of the John Wanamaker Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska for the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The film, that later toured in a film-lecture series by Van Valin, is known under the main title TIP TOP OF THE EARTH: Alaskan Eskimo Educational Series. Series includes the titles: SCENES AT NOME, ALAS...

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6 Film reels (6 Super 8 film reels)
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.SC.0001
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Creators:
Haupt, Robert
Dates:
1933-1937
Size:
Film reels (25 minutes, black-and-white silent, 965 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1980.03
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage taken while Haupt travelled in India and Pakistan while stationed at the Woodstock school in Landour/Mussoorie, Uttar Pradesh, one of the so-called "hill stations" of British India. Locations of interest include Mussoorie, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Bombay, the Portugese colony of Goa (India), and t...

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Dates:
1982
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item
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Film reels (1 hour 9 minutes, black-and-white sound; 2490 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.07
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film documents the traditions and ritual practices of several Chukchi shamans. The film includes scenes at winter camps where shamans perform curing ceremonies that involve trance and reindeer sacrifice, shamanic drumming and dancing inside a skin dwelling, and the diagnosis of patients followed by "cupping" on the shoulders and back. Film i...

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Dates:
1986
Level:
item
Size:
10 Film reels (5 hours, color sound; 10,800 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1987.07
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record documents the cultural ecology of a Sherpa village at the head of the Helembu Valley, Nepal. Footage begins with shots of Rhesus monkeys at the Buddhist shrine of Swayambanath in Kathmandu valley as part of research project observing the behavior of temple monkeys. Footage in the Melemchi village focuses on both subsistence and r...

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Creators:
Simpson, George Eaton, 1904-1998
Dates:
1937
Size:
1 Film reel (18 minutes, black-and-white silent; 451 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1992.12
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot in Plaisance, northern Haiti in conjunction with fieldwork. Shots include: a communal work group or combite organized to weed a field and construct a peasant house; a funeral procession; a social gathering (with musical ensemble, drumming, and dancing) at a peasant house; a wedding procession; various demonstrations of dance styles by ...

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Dates:
1933-1934
Level:
item
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1 Film reel (59 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1332 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1982.10
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot among the Huichol of Tuxpan de Bolanos, northern Mexico, is the earliest known motion picture documentation of the Huichol. Footage depicts the distinctively indigenous aspects of Huichol culture and various acculturated aspects derived from Christian influence including tatei neixa or wimakwari (a first fruits ritual) at the ceremonia...

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