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Film of a famadihana
Creators:
Archdeacon, Sarajane
Dates:
1963
Size:
1 Film reel (23 minutes, color sound; 400 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2001.06
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage of a Famadihana (also known as "digging up the dead" ceremony) is an exhumation ceremony to honor ancestors. This famadihana was performed by the Malgache people of Madagascar. The body of an ancestor is exhumed, re-wrapped in burial cloths and re-buried. The extended family celebrates with a feast. The …

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Film of Nigeria
Dates:
circa 1960
Size:
1 Film reel (14 minutes, color silent; 497 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1999.08
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film documents a celebration of Nigerian independence attended by British royalty (possibly Queen Elizabeth). Pageantry includes processions of various leaders and their tribal members and dances. Film also includes street scenes in Lagos with a parade of Catholics and Protestants adults and children, school children in their uniforms, a …

Ruth S. Davis travel films
Creators:
Davis, Ruth
Dates:
circa 1953-1969
Size:
23 Film reels (color silent; 1,854 feet, 8mm; 16mm)
Photographs
Collection ID:
HSFA.2013.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot by Ruth Davis of her travels in various parts of the world. Note that Ruth Davis may appear in the records under several names (Ruth Staudinger, Ruth Rozaffi, Ruth Cadoret, Ruth Davis, Ruth Schaffner, Ruth Diawara). Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and …

Walter Goldschmidt film of the Sebei
Creators:
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010
Dates:
1961-1962
Size:
Film reels (color silent, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1997.08
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage taken in 1961-62 of the Sebei in Uganda. 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered …

Albert Roy films of Africa
Creators:
Roy, Albert
Dates:
circa 1949-1955
Size:
Film reels (color silent; 6400 feet, 8mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1995.08
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Amateur films taken by Albert J. Roy, who was a Paulist father and was a missionary in Africa from 1949-1955. 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 …

Francis P. Conant films of Kenya and Nigeria
Creators:
Conant, Francis P.
Dates:
circa 1960-1969
Size:
57 Film reels (color silent; black-and-white silent; 32,000 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2013.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Various film materials created by Francis P. Conant in conjunction with his research in Kenya and Nigeria. Film is from the National Anthropological Archives Francis P. Conant Papers, accession number 2012-15. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of …

African Holiday
Dates:
1927
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; 4,800 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1997.18
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Film from Gene Stoeller Collection, Oregon Historical Society. 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 …

Atumpan: The Talking Drums of Ghana
Creators:
Hood, Mantle
Dates:
circa 1960-1970
Size:
Film reels (color sound master positive and negative, A and B rolls; 475 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.19
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

ATUMPAN: THE TALKING DRUMS OF GHANA, edited film produced in the 1960's by Mantle Hood. 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 …

Catherine Ulstrom films of leprosy missions
Creators:
Ulstrom, Catherine
Dates:
circa 1948-1951
Size:
Film reels (color silent, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1997.09
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Amateur film/footage shot by Catherine Ulstrom ca. 1948-1951 of leprosy missions and other sites around the world. Footage also includes some titled films relating to leprosy missions. Collection contains supplementary materials, namely related texts. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the …

Marvin Oster films
Creators:
Oster, Marvin L.
Dates:
circa 1920-1940
Size:
22 Film reels (black-and-white silent reversal; black-and-white silent print; 16,000 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2000.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Primarily amateur travel films willed to Smithsonian by Marvin L. Oster. Travel includes Egypt, Scotland, Marrakech, Benares, Ankor, Monte Carlo in the late 1920s and 1930s. 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 …

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