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The Agnicayana Ritual in India
Creators:
Gardner, Robert, 1925-2014
Staal, Frits
Dates:
1975-1976
Size:
Film reels (color sound, 22,000 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1976.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record of the twelve-day Nambudiri Agnicayana ritual performed in Panjal, India, the world's oldest surviving ritual, a Vedic sacrifice to Agni, the god of fire. Filmed in Kerala, southwest India, this 12-day ritual was performed in 1975 for perhaps the last time. Footage documents the material and spatial preparations …

Jerry Leach Trobriand films
Creators:
Leach, Jerry W. (Jerry Wayne)
Dates:
1974
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white color silent sound; 3208 feet, 16mm)
12 Sound tape reels (5 inch)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.11
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of TROBRIAND CRICKET, a film about the game of cricket as interpreted by the Trobriand Islanders, and associated footage and commentary. Collection also includes transcripts, production papers, and reviews. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture …

NETV Omaha Macy Pow-wow videos
Creators:
Nebraska Educational Television Network
Dates:
1988
Size:
Video recordings
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.06
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Video documentation of the 1988 Omaha Macy Pow-wow shot by Nebraska Educational Television Network in cooperation with the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska in order to produce the 1/2 hour program DANCING TO GIVE THANKS. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and …

Mary Martin films of Turanian Herder-Farmers
Creators:
Martin, Mary
Spooner, Brian
Dates:
1974-1978
Size:
12 Film reels (6 hours, color silent; 4,145 feet, S8 mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.14
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record of life among Turanian pastoralists in northeastern Iran. Documentation focuses on scenes revealing the gendered division of labor: herding and milking of goats by men, processing milk into kashk (tart) by women, and men engaged in the collection of firewood. Other domestic and agricultural activities shown are …

Eduardo the Shaman: A Case Study of Culture and Hallucinogens
Creators:
Cowan, Richard
Sharon, Douglas
Dates:
1977
Size:
32 Film reels (color sound; 22,000 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.09
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record explores a pre-Columbian tradition of folk therapy known as curanderismoin northern Peru. Based on seven years of ethnographic research by Douglas Sharon, the footage documents the activities of Eduardo Calderon, a Peruvian fisherman, ceramacist and curandero(healer). Scenes of the healer in various daily interactions with members …

Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton films
Creators:
Gordon, Richard, 1953-
Hinton, Carma
Dates:
1979-1987
Size:
Film reels (color sound)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.05
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot by Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton documenting life in the village of Long Bow, Shanxi Province, North Central China. Collection also includes associated texts, sound recordings, production logs, and field notes. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context …

Baruya Muka Archival
Creators:
Dunlop, Ian, 1927-
Dates:
1991
Size:
Videocassettes (13 hours 24 minutes, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1993.23
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Film document shot in 1979 is a detailed record of Muka, the first stage male initiation ceremony, of the Baruya of eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea. The footage follows a group of nine to twelve year old boys for four weeks ending with the final possum feast. This film record …

Phoenix Educational Film collection
Creators:
Gardner, Robert, 1925-2014
Dates:
1974
1980
Size:
Film reels (color sound, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1993.14
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Release prints of films by Robert Gardner. Two titles: DEEP HEARTS; RIVERS OF SAND. 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 …

Ruins of Zimbabwe
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Film reel (black-and-white silent; 200 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2002.13
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

RUINS OF ZIMBABWE, a travelogue. 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 …

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 …

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