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J. C. Glessner films of Iraq
Creators:
Glessner, J. C. (Jefferson Carlyle), 1895-1962
Dates:
circa 1928-1957
Size:
Film reels (1 hour 51 minutes, black-and-white color silent positive; 1600 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1981.03
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot in Mesopotamia (Iraq) while Glessner worked as a missionary for the United Mission. Indigenous peoples filmed include the Iraq Bedouin, Yezidi, Kurds, Arabs, and Turkamen. Documentation covers a wide range of daily subsistence and domestic, ceremonial, and religious activities including: outdoor church services, animal husbandry (sheep), harvesting and …

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Roger Hilsman films of the Philippines
Creators:
Hilsman, Roger, 1890-1975
Dates:
circa 1929
Size:
5 Film reels (116 minutes, black-and-white silent; 3050 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1981.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Silent footage shot by Captain Roger Hilsman of the U. S. Army in the Philippines in 1929. Footage is cut and uncut (outtakes) with some intertitling. Footage includes scenes of Northern Philippines tribes, Bontoc iggorotes, Ifagao, Kalinga and Negrito Pygmies, eruption of Mayon volcano, flagellente sect, Culion leper colony and scenes …

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Ngaben film
Creators:
Holaday, Duncan
Institute for Intercultural Studies
Chin, Woon Ping
Dates:
May 1978
Size:
1 Film reel (22 minutes, color sound negative; 800 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1981.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage of a ngaben a Balinese Hindu cremation ceremony in the village of Penyaringan, Bali, May, 1978, documents one of the most elaborate rites of passage performed by Balinese householders whereby the dead, through cremation, are transformed into purified spirits whose assistance can be enlisted in human affairs. Documentation includes: ngentenin …

Frances Emerick films
Creators:
Emerick, Frances
Dates:
1927-1933
1956
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white color silent positive; 1600 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1980.05
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot in Sholapur, Maharashtra district, Udaipur, Rajasthan district, and various other sites while travelling through India. Footage includes: Sholapur Teachers Training School; forms of transportation (ship, railroad, trolley, automobile, bicycle, barge, junks, ox cart, and camel-drawn wagons); street life (street vendors, shopkeepers, textile processing, clothes washing, military drill, children …

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Todd Lewis films of Samyak and Panchare Festivals in Nepal
Creators:
Lewis, Todd, 1952-
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)
Dates:
1980
Size:
Film reels (color sound; 9500 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1980.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record created for the National Anthropological Film Center, Smithsonian Institution. Footage documents the Samyak festival which takes place near the Hanamendoka Palace and the Panchare Festival, a nighttime celebration which is held every 12 years in Asan Tol, Kathmandu, Nepal. Scenes of the Samyak Festival include various ritual duties …

Robert Haupt travel films of India
Creators:
Haupt, Robert E.
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 the …

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Scott Williams collection
Creators:
Williams, Scott
Dates:
1975-1980
Size:
Film reels (color sound, 16mm)
109 Sound recordings
Linear feet
Video recordings (27 hours, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1980.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of full film record and edited films shot by Scott Williams in the Federated States of Mirconesia. Collection also contains associated texts, still film, sound recordings, annotations (recorded narratives, and field notes. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the …

Hopi Horizons
Creators:
Cussler, Margaret
Dates:
1947
Size:
1 Film reel (22 minutes, silent color, 750 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1979.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film details ranching, schooling, and water rights of the Hopi people. Included are interviews with leaders of the Hopi Nation illustrating problematic negotiations with the United States government. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the …

William Vitarelli films of the Western Caroline Islands
Creators:
Vitarelli, William V.
Dates:
1951-1974
Size:
Film reels (3 hours 58 minutes, color silent; 8300 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1980.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Silent footage taken by Vitarelli in Micronesia from 1951-1974. Cut and uncut footage. 3,300' is footage of the Modekngei people building their own school (Belau Modekngei School) on Babelthaup Island, Palau Group, Western Caroline Islands in 1974. Other footage includes the Vitarelli family in Micronesia, Saipan, Ponape, Palau, Grotto Marpi, old Abai, new …

Austrian Motorcycle Expedition Through Africa, Capetown to Cairo film
Creators:
Bohmer, Josef
Dates:
1935-1936
Size:
1 Film reel (37 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1365 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1979.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film of a motorcycle expedition by six Austrians who traversed Africa from October 1935 to March 1936. Footage documents the rigors of overland travel on motorcycle as well as encounters with three tribal groups: Zulus in South Africa, Kikuyu in Kenya, and Latukas in the Sudan. Film includes ceremonial dance at …

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