National Anthropological Film Center films of Afghanistan
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)
Balikci, Asen, 1929-
Film film record and edited film, Rivalry Training Among the Pashtoon, from an effort to document the full range of pastoral nomadic activities of the Pashtoon (Pakhtun) nomads of northeastern Afghanistan. The project was a joint effort of the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropological Film Center and the National Film Board …
This accession consists of 18 video elements (1" magnetic masters, Beta masters, dubs and burn-ins, VHS copies); and 4 audio elements (1/4" audiotapes) documenting the interactive video, "300 Years of American Papermaking," that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. The exhibition commemorated the building of the first paper mill …
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of Natural History that were either created or collected by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor units, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998; Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996; and the Office of Public Affairs, prior to 1976. The materials document the museum, its …
These records consist of correspondence between Slocum and various persons and organizations he dealt with in carrying out his duties. They also document some of his personal interests, notably numismatics and the work of the English Speaking Union.
Elliot Leib films
44 Videocassettes (12 hours, color sound, 3/4 inch)
Film and video documenting Rastafari culture in Jamaica, shot by Elliot Leib and Renee Romano in 1978 and 1983. Collection contains associated texts. 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 As an historical document …
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Enormous Egg;" "National Zoo: Think Tank;" "As They Really Are;" "Big Cats and How They Came to Be;" "Bengal Tiger;" "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation;" and "First Look at Kumari." "Enormous Egg" is a story for children …
This accession consists of records that document Special Exhibition Fund (SEF) grant activities for significant exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution. The fund was first administered by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, 1992-1994, and by the Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities, 1994-1996, before the Office …
This accession consists of records documenting the evaluation of ImaginAsia family workshops and activities. Materials primarily consist of summary reports tabulated from individual evaluation sheets submitted by participants (not included in this accession). Materials also include statistics, correspondence, memoranda, sample forms, and related materials.
Jorge Prelorán films
22 Linear feet (Papers and photographs)
Documentary filmmaker Jorge Prelorán was best known for his intimate approach to ethnographic film, a style known as "ethnobiography." The majority of Prelorán's films were shot in rural areas of Argentina, particularly the Andean highlands and the Pampas (plains), often in communities of mixed Indian and Spanish heritage. Prelorán documented a wide range of subjects, including art, folk crafts, agriculture, ranching, markets, religious rituals and festivals, and social and cultural change. This collection contains edited films and videos, film outtakes, audio tapes, photographic prints and transparencies, digital books, correspondence, production files, scripts, project files, and press clippings spanning 1954-2008.
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in regard to the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of the major traveling exhibitions "In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," and "Star …