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of the Human Studies Film Archives

Europe

EU-82.5.7: [Aurignacian Necklace Kinogram]
c. 1930; 20 ft (1 min) silent b&w; video
Newsreel story produced for Kinogram shows a necklace from the
Aurignacian period found in Dordogne, France which was purchased
by Beloit College, Wisconsin.

EU-86.3.1: I GIGLI A NOLA
1923; 440 ft (18 min) silent b&w; film/video
Edited film produced in Italy documenting the traditional Giglio
festival or Feast of St. Paulinus, an Italian religious pageant
of liberation, in Naples, Italy. See also [Brooklyn San Paulino
Feast, c. 1939], [San Paola Festival, 1950], and [Brooklyn
Giglio, 1956].

EU-87.9.2: DOWN THE DALMATIAN COAST
1982; 380 ft (11 min) sound color; video; supplementary
materials: 1
Edited film exploring the Dalmatian coast of Yugoslavia. Featured
are panoramic shots of coastline, coastal cities, and
architecture.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

EU-87.9.8: [Laura Boulton Film Collection: Yugoslavia, 1951]
1951; 978 ft (27 min) silent color; video; supplementary
materials: 1
Footage documents Yugoslavian dances. Featured are uses of
guitar, bass, flute, tambourine, and drums; costumes; dancing by
groups of men, women, and children; and a demonstration of women
weaving.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

EU-87.14.1: Present Day Greece and Its Mediterranean Islands
1946-1951; 6,400 ft (3 hrs) silent color; video
Edited film of Greece by a Greek immigrant to the United States
was specifically created to educate American audiences to the
true qualities and nature of the Greek people. Footage includes
Athens, Greek ruins, and country villages.
Creator: John Nicholson, medical doctor

EU-89.7.1: TIME OF DREAMS: SIBERIAN SHAMANISM
1982; 2,490 ft (1 hr 50 min) sound b&w; video
Edited film documents the traditions and ritual practices of
several Chukchi shamans. The film includes scenes at winter camps
where shamans perform curing ceremonies that involve trance and
reindeer sacrifice, shamanic drumming and dancing inside a skin
dwelling, and the diagnosis of patients followed by "cupping" on
the shoulders and back. Film includes historical footage of a
Siberian shamanic performance in the Amur River area shot by
Russian anthropologist A. Arsenev.
Creator: Andris Slapins, ethnographic filmmaker (1949-1991)

EU-89.7.2: CHUKOTKA: COAST OF MEMORIES
1986; 2,088 ft (49 min) sound color; video
Edited film depicts the native peoples of the Chukotka Peninsula,
the Chukchi and Siberian Eskimo, whose traditional economies are
based on whaling, hunting of other sea mammals, and reindeer
herding. Coastal and tundra dwelling peoples are linked by
trading relationships and a common culture. Coastal Chukchi are
shown engaged in subsistence practices indistinguishable from
their ancestors while the reindeer herders are shown living in
the iaranga, a traditional complex tent built of poles and skins.
The film presents the continuity and persistence of traditional
practices including examples of the Sirenikski language (now
almost extinct) spoken by elderly Eskimo.
Creator: Andris Slapins, ethnographic filmmaker (1949-1991)

EU-89.9.8: EXCURSION IN ITALY
1910; 270 ft silent b&w; film
Edited film featuring scenes in Venice, Rome, and Naples.
Included are shots of gondolas in Venice decorated for a feast
day procession and a gondola race, pedestrians in a central plaza
in Rome, inside the Coliseum, St. Peter's Square, around Naples
showing Mt. Vesuvius, and tourists being carried on palenquins up
Mt. Vesuvius.

EU-89.17.2: [Paul Travis Travel Footage: Greece and Italy, c.
1927]
c. 1927; 382 ft (18 min) b&w silent; video
Footage shot while travelling in Greece and Italy. Scenes of
Greece include harbor activities, Greek ruins including the
Parthenon and Acropolis, Athen streets, and a military parade.
Scenes in Florence include workers along the Arno River, street
activities, and the Palazzo Vecchio. Scenes in Venice include
canals and bridges, gondolas, and Piazza di San Marco. Footage
also includes views of travelling through the countryside and the
Seine River in Paris.
Creator: Paul Travis, artist (1898-1975)

EU-90.7.4: [Venice, c. 1919]
c. 1919; 323 ft silent b&w; film
Incomplete edited film showing views of Venice, Italy, including
the Grand Canal, Piazza di San Marco, and Doges Palace.

EU-90.7.8: [Kineto Review: Eastern European Travelogue, c. 1919]
c. 1919; 500 ft silent b&w; film
Incomplete edited film is a Kineto/C. Urban travelogue showing
town and rural life in the Carpathian mountain region of western
Asia. Footage includes agricultural activities, Gypsies, town
market, and wool spinning.

EU-90.7.9: [International News Newsreel: Greatest Church
Gathering in Ancient Coliseum, c. 1922]
c. 1922; 58 ft silent b&w; film
Newsreel story about an international Catholic Church gathering
in the Coliseum in Rome, Italy.

EU-90.7.12: WOODEN SHOES
c. 1927; 806 ft silent b&w
Edited film, a Castle Novelty, is a travelogue. The film tours
Holland "through the eyes" of an impatient pair of clogs which,
having been left on a stoop by a young man visiting his
sweetheart, depart. Shots include windmills, dikes, canals, and
tulips.

EU-90.7.14: IN QUAINT HOLLAND
c. 1925; 216 ft (6 min) silent b&w; video
Incomplete edited film, a World Travel Series, is a travelogue of
Holland which may include footage from more than one film. Scenes
include Island of Marken, regional Dutch dress, and dikes.

EU-90.10.1: [E.C. Higbee Footage of the Mediterranean, 1929]
1929; 1,500 ft (66 min) silent b&w; video
Footage of the Mediterranean shot while travelling captures
various sites including scenes of coastal shipping, city and
rural peasant life, street vendors and peasants, rail travel,
monasteries, and a variety of architecture. Also included are
scenes of volcanic lava activity, apparently in Italy.
Creator: Edwin Converse Higbee (1897-1977)

EU-90.10.2: TOUCHING PORT HERE AND THERE, PART I
1929; 98 ft (4 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film, distributed by Kodak Cinegraph Films, shows ship
leaving New York harbor and docking at Mediterranean ports
including the Riviera, France, and Naples, Sicily, and Fiume,
Italy, and sailing past the Greek Isles. Footage is mostly harbor
scenes with some street scenes in Beirut, Lebanon.

EU-90.10.3: WHALING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
1919; 100 ft (5 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film is a Filmo Library Production which depicts a
Norwegian steamer whaling in the South Pacific. Included are
shots from the bow of the ship as a whale is harpooned by a deck
gun, of stripping blubber from the whale, and of dismemberment of
the animal.

EU-90.10.4: THE ALHAMBRA
1929; 97 ft (4 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film, distributed by Kodak Cinegraph Films, shows views
inside and outside the Alhambra, a Moorish castle in Granada,
Spain.

EU-90.10.6: ANCIENT ROME
1929; 97 ft (4 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film, distributed by Kodak Cinegraph Films, was shot in
Rome, Italy. Film shows views of the following Roman sites:
Trajan Forum, Navone square, the Pincio, Vestals Temple, the
Pantheon, Giovanni in Laterno, Arch of Constantine, Port
Maggiore, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Temple of Castor and
Pollux, House of Vestals, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and
Basilica of Maxentius.

EU-90.10.13: GIBRALTAR
1929; 97 ft (4 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film, distributed by Kodak Cinegraph Films (courtesy of
American Export Lines), was shot in Gibraltar. Film shows views
of the Rock of Gibraltar, street scenes in Gibraltar, and vistas
from the fort.

EU-90.10.18: [Granada]
1929; 86 ft (3 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film, distributed by Kodak Cinegraph Films, was shot in
Granada, Spain. Film shows cathedral in which Ferdinand and
Isabella are buried, the Alhambra, "Gypsy" man and woman dancing,
climbing in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and scenes of the
countryside.

EU-91.20.2: FOOTLOOSE IN FRANCE
1960; 3,110 ft silent color; film; supplementary materials: 1,2,3
Edited film documents travel in France. Locales shown include
Paris (Louvre, Montmartre, Left Bank, Sunday bird market, and
Versailles); Rouen; Normandy; Mont-Saint-Michel; Brittany;
Chateaux of the Loire Valley (Villandry, Amboise, Chambord,
Chenonceaux, and Azay-le-Rideau); Limoges; cave of Laxcaux;
Carcassonne; Roman ruins (amphitheater at Nimes and Le Pont du
Gard); Avignon; Gypsy festival at Saintes Maries de la Mer;
Rivera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco, and Monte Carlo); Lyon; Alsace;
Nancy; and Chamonix-Mont Blanc.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

EU-91.20.3: BYWAYS IN BRITAIN
1961; 3,104 ft silent color; supplementary materials: 1,2,3
Edited film documents travel in Great Britain. Locales shown
include Devon and Cornwall, Wiltshire and Sussex (Salisbury
Cathedral and Stonehenge), London (Westminster, Trafalgar Square,
Tower of London, and Saint Paul's Cathedral), Stratford,
Midlands, and the Lake District.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

EU-91.20.4: MAGIC OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
1962; 2,962 ft silent color; supplementary materials: 1,2,3
Edited film documents travel aound the Mediterranean. Locales
shown include Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello,
Positano, and Capri, Italy; Athens, Corinth, Aegean Islands,
Rhodes, Kos Island, Mykonos, and Santorin, Greece; and Cairo and
Memphis, Egypt. Archeological sites include the Oracle of Delphi,
Acropolis, and Parthenon in Greece and the pyramid of Cheops, the
Sphinx, the step pyramid of Saqqara, the Great temple of Luxor,
Colossi of Memnon, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the tomb of
Tut-Ankh-Amen in the Valley of the Kings, the temple of Karnak,
and the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Also shown are making cameos
in Naples, Italy, handicrafts of Greece including embroidery, and
the Egyptian museum and Khan-El-Kahili bazaar in Cairo.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

EU-91.20.7: SWITZERLAND
1969; 3,065 ft silent color; supplementary materials: 1,2,3
Edited film documents travel in Switzerland. Locales, landmarks,
and activities shown include Geneva; the vineyard country above
Lake Geneva; Montreux; Castle of Chillon; Neuchatel; Chocolat
Suchard chocolate factory; Gstaad, popular summer resort with
winter sports; Simplon Pass; Ticino; Lake Maggiore; shopping in
Locarno; journey by lake from Lugano to Morcote; Interlaken;
Lauterbrunnen Valley; woodworkers of Brienz; journey to
Jungfraujoch; Firstbahn, longest chairlift in the world; Lucerne;
Swiss hotels and eating fondue; villages along the Rhine; Stein
am Rhein; Rheinfall waterfall; vineyards of the Rhone Valley;
Valais; Fetes du Rhone; Zermatt; Gornergrat; Matterhorn; and
Monte Rosa massif.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

EU-91.20.9: YUGOSLAVIA
1972; 2,952 ft (82 min) silent color; video; supplementary
materials: 1,2
Edited film documents travel in Yugoslavia. Locales and places
shown include: Zagreb, Belgrade, Iron Gate of the Danube dam,
First of May Clothing Enterprise factory, farmlands near the
border of Hungary, Kovacica, medieval churches and monasteries of
central Yugoslavia, Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnick, marketplace of
Stari Bar, Split, Sibenik, Skopje, Sarajevo, Mostar, caves of
Postojna, Lipica stud farm of Lipizzaner horses, Lake Bled, and
Plitvice National Park. Film also shows Zuzana Chupulova, well-
known primitive artist.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

EU-91.20.12: BRITAIN REDISCOVERED
1978; 3,081 ft silent color; supplementary materials: 1,2,3
Edited film documents travel in Great Britain in the spring.
Locales shown include the Cornish coast, Saint Ives, Foey,
Torquay, Clovelly, Salisbury, Stonehenge, London, the Cotswolds,
Chester, Lake District, Northumberland, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and
Loch Lomond. Scenes include castles (Inverlochy, Balmoral, Loch
Ness); bowling; sheep shearing; Sussex handicrafts (musical
instruments, bookbinding, and stained glass); London including
"changing of the guard," the Tower of London, Tower Bridge,
Antique Hypermarket, Portobello Road, Trafalgar Square, Regent
Canal, and St. James Park; Morris dancers; Roman ruins; making of
Rolls Royce cars and Wedgwood pottery; Edinburgh including
Edinburgh Castle, Princess Street, and Holyrood Palace; sheep dog
trials; laying pipes for North Sea oil operations; and Highland
games.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

EU-91.20.23: SWITZERLAND
1948; 2,636 ft silent color
Edited film documents travel in Switzerland. Popular tourist
locales shown include Lucerne, villages along the Rhine,
vineyards of the Rhone Valley, Matterhorn, and Gstaad, a popular
year round resort.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

EU-91.20.26: LONDON TO VENICE
1970; 2,500 ft silent color; supplementary materials: 1,2
Edited film documents travel through Europe from London, England,
to Venice, Italy. Locales and places shown include: Buckingham
Palace, Carnaby Street, Portobello Road, boating on the Thames,
Speakers' Corner, and other sites in London; Dover, England;
Calais, France; Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, cruising the
Seine to Notre Dame, and Trocadero fountains in Paris; Jura
Mountains; Geneva, Switzerland; valley of Chamonix, France; Mer
de Glace glacier; Mont Blanc and the Mont Blanc vehicular tunnel;
Roman ruins of Aosta Valley; Stresa on Lake Maggiore; Lake Como;
Cortina D'Ampezzo; and Grand Canal, gondola travel, Piazza San
Marco, Saint Mark's basilica; and Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

EU-93.12.1: SIBERIA THROUGH SIBERIAN EYES*
1992; 51 min sound color; video
Edited video documents participation of 13 students from various
Siberian locales in an ethnographic film seminar given by
anthropologist Asen Balikci, from University of Montreal, and
filmmaker Mark Badger, from Alaska, in the Siberian town of
Kazim. The Khanty inhabitants of this town are attempting to re-
establish their ethnic identity which was suppressed during the
Soviet policy of centralization. This and issues involved in
filming the student's own ethnic groups and their representation
to a larger audience are discussed. Examples of the students'
filmming projects are included.
Creator: Mark Badger, filmmaker

EU-93.19.1: PORTUGAL NOVO
1939; 2,103 ft sound b&w
Edited film is an overview of traditional life in Portugal.
Creator: Jeanne Broadhurst

EU-93.20.10: GYPSIES SING LONG BALLADS
1982; 1,080 ft sound color
Edited film presents traditional music of gypsies who travel
throughout Scotland. Film focuses on the long unaccompanied
British ballads that date back hundreds of years and are passed
on through memory to each new generation.
Creator: John Cohen, ethnographic filmmaker (1932- )

EU-93.24.23: THE LAST WHALERS*
c. 1970; 760 ft sound color; film
Edited film produced by International Film Foundation portrays
the whaling community of Pico Island in the Azores (belonging to
Portugal). Scenes of daily life are intercut with preparation for
a whale hunt. Footage includes: street scenes, church festival,
sewing sails, making harpoons, repairing boats, boats going out,
killing a whale, towing whale to shore, and butchering whale.
Creator: William Neufeld, filmmaker

EU-94.7.1: IRELAND'S WHISTLING AMBASSADOR: MICHO RUSSELL OF
DOOLIN, COUNTY CLARE
1993; 28 min sound color; video
Edited video presents Micho Russell, a tin whistle player and
singer from Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, who, nearing his 80th
birthday, came to New York in June 1992 to perform in concert at
the Washington Square Church. Footage includes the concert,
interviews with Irish folklorist Mick Moloney and Bill Ochs, tin
whistle playing demonstrations, and impromptu playing of Irish
tunes.
Creator: Bill Ochs, music teacher (1946- )

EU-94.7.2: IRELAND'S WHISTLING AMBASSADOR: MICHO RUSSELL OF
DOOLIN, COUNTY CLARE (outtakes)
1992; 3 hrs 30 min sound color
Full video record documents one of the most unique musicians of
Irish music, Micho Russell, a tin whistle player and singer from
Doolin, County Clare, Ireland. Video includes Russell's June 1992
concert at the Washington Square Church, New York City;
interviews with Irish folklorist Mick Moloney and Bill Ochs; tin
whistle playing demonstrations; and impromptu playing of Irish
tunes.

Creator: Bill Ochs, music teacher (1946- )

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