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Tembo
Creators:
Hill, Howard, 1899-1975
RKO Radio Pictures
Dates:
1951
Size:
Film reels (1 hour 30 minutes, color sound; 2390 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.03
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of TEMBO, a 1951 film produced and directed by Howard Hill, documenting a safari and search in Africa for the tribe of "Leopard Men," and a trailer for the film. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture …

Acee Blue Eagle films
Creators:
Blue Eagle, Acee, 1907-1959
Dates:
circa 1952-1959
Size:
2 Film reels (15 minutes, black-and-white color silent sound; 525 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1987.17A
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of two films. These films form part of the Acee Blue Eagle Collection in the National Anthropological Archives. 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 As an historical document, its …

Robert Treat film of Mexico
Creators:
Treat, Robert
Dates:
1925
Size:
1 Film reel (10 minutes, black-and-white silent; 230 feet, 9.5mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot primarily in Mexico includes Morro Castle (Cuba), La Puenta, Maceo and Maine Monuments, Principe, Mayaland bungalows, Castillo, Xtoloc, Caracol, eglesia, monjas, tableros, Chichanchob, chapel, Carnegie Building, old Chichen Itza, fecha, dated lintel, trail, 3 lintels, 4 lintels, Paneque?, Guadeloupe, Convent of Tlcotman?, Teotihuacan noon?, Xoximilco, Chapultapec Park, Vera Cruz?, San …

Children's games
Dates:
circa 1930
Size:
1 Film reel (4 minutes, black-and-white silent; 79 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1987.17B
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage of western children playing various outdoor games on a lawn. 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and …

Lords of the Garden
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1991
Size:
1 Video recording (53 minutes, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2021.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film produced by the Smithsonian Institution documents anthropologist Paul Taylor's expedition into previously unexplored and undocumented rainforest on the island of New Guinea. Featured are the Korowai, a people who live above ground in tree house clusters in the midst of dense rainforest. Footage depicts the process of building …

Franz Boas film of Northwest Coast Indian dance
Creators:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Dates:
circa 1930
Size:
1 Film reel (15 minutes, black-and-white silent; 345 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1987.17C
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Incomplete edited film shot by Franz Boas on his last field trip to the Northwest Coast. Documented are various Kwakiutl dances which were staged for the camera at the site of Fort Ruppert, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dances demonstrated by women include the Summer, Salmon, Paddle, Bird, and Woman's War dances …

Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy films
Creators:
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. (Ananda Kentish), 1877-1947
Holmes, Burton, 1870-1958
Dates:
circa 1920-1930
Size:
17 Film reels (black-and-white silent; approximately 16,000 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Film shot and collected by Ananda Coomaraswamy, former Curator of the Asian Section of the Boston Museum of fine Arts, documenting Cambodia, Thailand, India, Ceylon, and Japan. Collection contains supplementary materials, namely, associated texts. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the …

Video Dialogues in Anthropology
Creators:
Burns, Allan F. (Allan Frank), 1945-
Bernard, H. Russell (Harvey Russell), 1940-
Wagley, Charles, 1913-1991
Dates:
1982-1990
Size:
27 Videocassettes (VHS) (54 hours, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.10
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of VHS videos from the Visual History of Anthropology Project. In 1984 Allan F. Burns, Russell Bernard and Charles Wagley, anthropologists in the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, initiated a history of anthropology project consisting of 28 video oral histories of retired or soon to be retired anthropologists …

Todd Lewis films of Asan Tol
Creators:
Lewis, Todd, 1952-
Dates:
1987
Size:
9 Videocassettes (VHS) (15 hours 30 minutes, color sound)
17 Videocassettes (U-matic) (sound annotations)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.05
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full video record is a documentation project shot in a neighborhood (tol) of Kathmandu which derives its distinctive identity from its importance in the religious geography of the Kathmandu Valley. Shots document a "day in the life" of Asan Tol, a central marketplace bazaar intersected by six streets/lanes including …

Peru: When the World Turned Dark
Creators:
Lobo, Maria Luisa
Dates:
1988
Size:
1 Videocassette (51 minutes, sound color, 3/4" U-matic)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.18
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film, produced for Cinematograficas Arawak S.A., focuses on the religious celebrations of the village of Yanque where Andean rites continue to be followed along with Christian rituals which have survived from the colonial era. Also examined are current myths of the Colca Valley, including the one arising from the …

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