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Oceania

OC-75.1.1: [New Hebrides Film Project: Malekula, 1970-1974]
1970-1974; 20,400 ft (9 hrs) silent color; film (partial)/video
(partial); supplementary materials: 1,3,6
Full film record shot of the traditional non-Christian people of
interior Malekula, New Hebrides (Vanuatu); the "Small Nambas" of
the Lendombwey region; and the "Big Nambas" of Amok village.
Small Nambas footage documents various daily and ceremonial
aspects of Nambas culture. These include scenes of casual
domestic activities around residential hamlet complexes and
subsistence practices relating to gardening and food preparation;
various "custom" practices including male ritual activities
enacted in and around the ceremonial ground or bunsar; nevimbur
(funerary rituals to appease and invoke the spirits of the dead
which are directed principally by a male gerontocracy) featuring
male dancing and drumming, ceremonial display, and exchange of
yams, pigs, and lap-lap (taro pudding); and artistic creation of
temesnevimbur (funerary sculptures) in a ritually circumscribed
area of the male ceremonial ground and the display of these and
related rhambarab (life-size effigies) in ritual contexts. Also
depicted are ogases (women's grade-taking rituals) including
ritual purifications, adornment, dancing, tooth extraction, and
pig sacrifices. Big Nambas footage depicts daily life in the
compound of the chief of Amok village and women working in a
recently burned swidden garden.
Creator: Kalmun Muller, documentary filmmaker (1939- )

OC-75.1.2: [New Hebrides Film Project: Tanna Island, 1973 and
1974]
1973 and 1974; 11,770 ft sound color; film; supplementary
materials: 1,3,6
Full film record shot in Melanesia on Tanna Island, New Hebrides
(Vanuatu). Documented are tradititional Tannese dances at the
Yoohnanan ceremonial grounds including the male nao and female
napen-napen (basket-basket) dances; gathering, preparation, and
drinking of kava; and customs related to clan alliances and to
the revitalization atmosphere of the John Frum cargo cult on
Tanna. Traditional dances are related to a custom revival of the
nekowair (or toka), a ceremonial complex which encapsulates a
series of rituals in which gifts, in the form of food and ritual
presentations, are given by one clan to another.
Creator: Kalmun Muller, documentary filmmaker (1939- )

OC-75.1.3: [New Hebrides Film Project: Pentecost Island, 1971]
1971; 1,464 ft (46 min) silent color; video; supplementary
materials: 1,3,6
Full film record shot in Melanesia on Pentecost Island, New
Hebrides (Vanuatu) among the Bunlap. Footage documents a naghol
or "land diving ceremony." During these ceremonies, men dive from
hundred foot naghols (towers) which are specially constructed for
each event and seen to represent the body of a spirit. The ritual
is held annually to insure the fertility of the yams. Although
celebrated by other adjacent groups, the Bunlap people of
Pentecost Island hold principal rights over these ceremonies
which, as such, remain central to their corporate identity.
Scenes include men cutting the vines used to arrest the fall of
the divers; technique by which vines are fastened to ankles; the
workings of diving platforms; men climbing and diving from
towers; and ceremonial dance by women beneath the towers. The
edited film, THE LAND DIVERS OF MELANESIA, was produced from this
footage.
Creator: Kalmun Muller, documentary filmmaker (1939- )

OC-75.1.4: [New Hebrides Film Project: Banks Island, 1971]
1971; 1,472 ft (42 min) silent color; video; supplementary
materials: 1,3,6
Full film record shot during transit between and stops at Banks
Islands, New Hebrides (Vanuatu). Footage includes shots of island
people embarking and debarking from the French administration
ship, Alize; villages; swidden garden plots; and islanders
congregated on beaches with outrigger canoes.
Creator: Kalmun Muller, documentary filmmaker (1939- )

OC-75.3.1: [Scott Williams' Micronesian Film Project, 1975-1976]
1975-1976; 28,500 ft sound color; film; supplementary materials:
1,2,3,4,6
Full film record shot on the outer coral atolls of Ifalik and
Woleai, Yap District, Western Caroline Islands. Footage documents
subsistence activities as practiced by men's and women's work
groups (organized around fishing versus taro cultivation and
harvest activities respectively), socialization and child-care
activities, and life-cycle events. The latter includes a first-
pregnancy ceremony and funeral. Also of ethnographic interest is
documentation of various feasts and dances, scenes of native
magic, and medicinal practice.
Creator: Scott Williams, film professor

OC-75.5.1: THE TRIBAL EYE (outtakes)
1974-1975; 29,600 ft sound color; film; supplementary materials:
1,3,5,6
Outtakes from the edited film MAN BLONG CUSTOM, an episode from
the BBC Television series, "The Tribal Eye," hosted by David
Attenborough and filmed in Melanesia on the islands of Aoba,
Malekula, Uripir in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and on Sulufo,
Cassi-Cassi, Adigege, Malaita, and Guadalcanal in the Solomon
Islands. Footage features: hungwe (major pig killing) on Aoba;
Small Nambas namal (men's house) on Malekula with display of
ritual art including undandadi (shields) and rambaramps (life-
sized effigies), used as cavorting puppets in funeral ceremonies;
Ambryn slit gong drummers and dancers on Uripir; turtle fishing
on Sulufo; "custom" wedding on Cassi-Cassi; funeral on Adigege;
Lau men and women engaged in the manufacture of shell money on
Malaita; "custom" house of the Moro Cult on Guadalcanal (includes
pipe players, speech-making, and various dances); building,
decoration, and operation of a Tomako war canoe on Malekula; and
sea spirit dances and tower jumping in a lagoon on Malekula.
Included are helicopter views over Malekula.

OC-76.6.1: [Paul Wirz Research Footage of New Guinea and
Indonesia, c. 1930]
c. 1930; 4,950 ft (3 hrs 24 min) silent b&w; film/video;
supplementary materials: 1
Outtakes shot during travels in the Humbolt Bay and Lake Sentani
areas of Dutch New Guinea (Irian Djaja), Nias and Mentawai,
Sumatra (Padang Highlands), Borneo, Bali, and India. People
documented include the Papuan inhabitants of Lake Sentani and
Humbolt Bay, Balinese, the Batak (Sumatra), and the Dayak, Banto,
and Barito (Borneo). Documentation features: male dances, tapa
(barkcloth) manufacture, pottery making, chewing betel, a fish
drive with men in canoes, and a funeral service which includes
consultation of the Korwar oracle (Lake Sentani, Irian Djaja); a
Batak shamanic performance (Sumatra); funeral preparations and
men working on looms (Benares, India); sequence of the warrior
ceremony and bird dancers (Nias); various dance sequences
(probably Irian Djaja); and rice planting, house and
architectural structures, and aftermath of an earthquake (Bali).
Creator: Paul Wirz, anthropologist

OC-77.4.1: [Leahy Footage of Papua New Guinea, c. 1930-1952]
c. 1930-1952; 4,600 ft silent b&w/color; film
Footage shot in the Papua New Guinea highlands around Mt. Hagen,
Goroka Valley, Kundiawa, and Waghi Valley. Documentation
includes: mining for gold using ground sluicing and sluice boxes
at the Kuta site near Mt. Hagen; aerial shots over the Waghi,
Hagen, and Goroka valleys; the Leahy expedition to Waghi Valley;
construction and operation of airstrips at Mt. Hagen, Bena Bena,
and Garaina; the Chimbu, Wabag, Bena Bena, Chuake, Waria, and
Luluai peoples; local celebrations at Mt. Hagen including sing-
sings and a "Carry'im leg" ceremony; Wabag gardens and wigmen
with flowers in their wigs; Mt. Giluwe and Kainantu areas;
villages of Lompri and Kompri in the Kainantu area; and a village
in the Arona Valley. Footage also contains various shots of the
Leahy brothers and other Australians.
Creator: Michael Leahy, explorer/gold prospector

OC-78.1.2/85.11.5: PRIMITIVE PARADISE
1961; 1,600 ft (45 min) sound color; video; supplementary
materials: 1
Edited film produced and distributed by Excelsior Picture
Corporation was shot in the course of the Cotlow New Guinea
expeditions in 1958 and 1959 to the Australian territory of Papua
New Guinea and West Irian, Dutch New Guinea (Irian Djaja). The
expedition visits a number of patrol posts in the territories and
accompanies various Australian and Dutch district patrol officers
on their circuit. In the Mount Hagen area the expedition films a
murder trial presided over by the patrol officer and practices
associated with the lamentation of the dead. Sequences include a
Dani pig feast (Balim Valley) and a mock raid by the Kukukuku who
also display courtship rituals and the mummification of dead
relatives. Film concludes with a major sing-sing (probably the
"Hagen Show") at which Aiome Pygmies, the "mudmen" of the Asaro
River region, and Minj, Enga, Hageners, Chimbu, and Goroka
peoples ceremonially display themselves.
Creator: Lewis Cotlow, explorer (1898-1987)

OC-80.1.1: [Scott Williams' Micronesian Film Project, 1980]
1980; 8,000 ft sound color; film; supplementary materials: 3,6
Full film record shot on the atoll of Yap in the Western Caroline
Islands. Footage documents weaving techniques by women,
children's play, scenes of daily life, demonstration of
composting techniques in taro plantation, and food preparation.
Footage complements [Childhood Development Studies, Falalop,
Woleai, Micronesia Video Project, 1980].
Creator: Scott Williams, film professor

OC-80.2.1: [Vitarelli's Footage of the Western Caroline Islands,
1951-1974]
1951-1974; 5,000 ft (2 hrs 28 min) silent color; film/video;
supplementary materials: 4
Footage shot on various atolls and islands by an American who
lived in Micronesia for over 20 years. Footage includes scenes of
a United Nations Day Fair on Guam, mission schools, bamboo
constructions, amphibious aircraft used for supplies and
transportation, turtle fishing and turtle egg harvesting, throw-
net fishing, tattoo designs, weaving and fabrication of grass
skirts, dance, aerial shots of the islands, and construction and
operation of a saw mill.
Creator: William Vitarelli, professor

OC-80.2.2: [Building the Belau Modekngei School, 1974]
1974; 3,300 ft (90 min) silent color; film/video; supplementary
materials: 4
Footage shot of the Modekngei people building a community school
on Babelthaup Island, Palau Group, Western Caroline Islands,
Micronesia.
Creator: William Vitarelli, professor

OC-81.1.1: NGABEN
1978; 800 ft (22 min) sound color; film/video; supplementary
materials: 4
Footage of a ngaben (a Balinese cremation ceremony) shot in the
village of Penyarigan, Bali, documents one of the most elaborate
rites of passage performed by Balinese householders whereby the
dead, through cremation, are transformed into purified spirits
whose assistance can be enlisted in human affairs. Documentation
includes: ngentenin (a Hindu ceremony to waken the soul of the
dead), construction of a wada (seven-tiered cremation tower
signifying the levels of the Kesatrya caste), the performance of
music and dance in a specially constructed pavillion for guests,
procession of the wada to the cremation site where it is burned,
a tooth filing ceremony, and a procession to the sea where the
ashes of the deceased are cast into the water.
Creator: Duncan Holaday, anthropologist (1945- )
Creator: Ping Holaday, anthropologist (1945- )
Creator: I. Gede Wisura, Balinese scholar

OC-82.7.1: SUGAR PLANT HUNTING BY AIRPLANE IN NEW GUINEA
1929; 2,336 ft (64 min) silent b&w; film/video
Edited film made by the United States Department of Agriculture
during an expedition to locate disease resistant varieties of
sugar cane in the Territory of Papua and Mandated Territory of
New Guinea (Papua New Guinea). Footage was shot during 57 flights
in what was ostensibly the first European exploration of sites in
the interior. Locations and documentation include: aerial shots
of coastal villages between Samarai Island (southeast of Milne
Bay) and Port Moresby; villages along the Lower Fly and
Strickland rivers, Lake Murray, and areas of the Upper Fly; a
dubu (communal men's house) in a village on Lake Murray; Negritos
on the Upper Fly and a Pygmy "tree house" village at the
confluence of the Ok-Tedi and Fly rivers; sites on the Kikori and
the Sepik rivers between Lae and Ambunti which includes shots of
an Ambunti haus tambaran (ceremonial house) and Sepik Papuans
making sac-sac from the sago palm; and scenes in the coastal
village at Hula (near Port Moresby) which show stilt houses,
outriggers, and missionized natives being put through military
drill. Shots from the embarkation phase of the expedition include
scenes in New York City and the Panama Canal and aerial shots
over Mount Hood, Oregon, on return to Washington D.C.

OC-82.7.2: SUGAR PLANT HUNTING BY AIRPLANE IN NEW GUINEA
(outtakes)
c. 1930; 438 ft silent b&w; film
Outtakes of an edited film of a Department of Agriculture project
to locate disease resistant varieties of sugar cane in New Guinea
using an airplane fitted with pontoons. (See also description for
edited film.)

OC-83.3.1: [Arno Atoll, c. 1950]
c. 1950; 3,600 ft silent color; film; supplementary materials: 6
Footage shot of Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands, as part of the
Coral Atoll Project sponsored by the National Science Foundation
and the United States Navy. Scenes include aerial shots of the
atoll; harvesting and processing fronds of coconut and pandanus
trees for weaving mats, baskets, and clothing and for roofing;
women's dances; preparing and roasting breadfruit; butchering and
roasting pig; making sennit; fishing activities; and dancing.
Creator: Leonard Mason, anthropologist (1913- )

OC-84.4.1: [Hawaiian Hula, 1943]
l943; 1,000 ft silent color; film; supplementary materials: 4
Footage documents Patience Wiggin (Bacon), Mary Kawena Pukui, and
Pele Pukui performing traditional Hawaiian dances. The dances
performed include Kaulilua I Ke Anu Waialeale, A Hilo Au E,
Kalalea, Kalan Ka Manomano, Aua Ia E Kama, Hiki Mai E Ka La, Hoe
Puna I Ka Waa, E Pele A Pele, Aia O Pele I Hawaii, He Inoa Nou E
Kalanianaole, Punana Ka Manu I Hali, Keawe Oopa, A Ka Luna O
Puuonioni, Kona Kai Opua, Ka Iwalani, Piano Ahiahi, Hanohano
Nuuanu, and Ahuwale E Ke Mamane.
Creator: George Bacon, U.S. Army photographer

OC-84.4.2: [Hawaiian Hula Positions, 1943]
1943; 240 ft silent color; film
Footage illustrating traditional Hawaiian hula dance positions.
Creator: George Bacon, U.S. Army photographer

OC-84.4.3: [Tahitian Dance, 1937]
1937; 2,400 ft silent b&w/color; film
Footage of various Tahitian dances taken by a tourist.
Creator: Douglas Campbell

OC-84.7.1: [Enga: Korpetesa Ceremonial Ground, 1975]
1975; 1,600 ft (45 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 1,3,6
Full film record of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage documents a Sunday ritual
gathering following Mass at Kasapu, a Catholic mission on the
southern side of the Upper Lagaip Valley. A large group settles
in a grassy area outside the church where people engage in
conversation, singing, and card playing. Footage also includes
storytelling by a committeeman of Lyanginatapu that illustrates a
traditional Enga story-telling style.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.2: [Enga: A Deaf Girl's Sign Language, 1975]
1975; 2,400 ft (71 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 3
Full film record documents the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage was used as part of a study of
a form of sign language used by a deaf girl named Imanoli. This
study was also used to determine the extent to which features of
Enga grammar is found in the sign language. Documented is a
conversation between Dr. Ranier Lang and Imanoli which is
translated into sign language by Imanoli's hearing sister.
Included are 47 signed utterances and lengthy narrative passages
from Imanoli.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.3: [Enga: Log Pulling, 1975]
1975; 1,600 ft (44 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 3
Full film record of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage documents the pulling of a log
down to the bridge across the Tipitipi River. After the log is
pulled down to the bridge, a debate ensues about cutting down a
casurina tree.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.4: [Enga: Te Ceremony, 1975]
1975; 6,050 ft (3 hrs) sound b&w; video; supplementary materials:
3
Full film record of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage documents a te ceremony and
the preparations leading up to it. Documentation of events prior
to the ceremony include speeches delivered at the ceremonial
ground at Kasapu and singing and additional speeches that take
place prior to the distribution of pigs (a medium of exchange in
many Enga ceremonial presentations that occur particularly at
times of marriage and death). People are seen arriving for te
ceremony where they engage in conversation until the pigs are
ritually presented.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.5: [Enga: Boys at Kasapu, 1975]
1975; 400 ft (13 min) silent b&w; video; supplementary materials:
3
Full film record shot of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage includes scenes of small boys
playing marbles outside the Kasapu Catholic mission.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.6: [Enga: Laigama Court, 1975]
1975; 2,800 ft (75 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 3
Full film record of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage documents the proceedings of a
magristrate's office in a Laigama court. Conversations are
conducted between the Enga and the magistrate through a group of
interpreters.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.7: [Enga: Pig Distribution, 1975]
1975; 1,200 ft (24 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 3
Full film record of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage documents the distribution of
pigs following a funeral at Tourename. The pigs are brought to
the ceremonial site and arranged on the ground prior to
distribution. This is a medium of exchange found in many Enga
ceremonials that takes place particularly at times of marriage
or, as in this case, at the time of a death.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.8: [Enga: Pyala's House, 1975]
1975; 1,200 ft (25 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 3
Full film record of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage includes scenes of people
coming together to help thatch a house. Afterwards they sit
around a fire, cooking sweet potatoes and talking.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.9: [Enga: Mulitaka Market, 1975]
1975; 1,600 ft (46 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 3
Full film record of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage consists of scenes at the
Mulitaka market.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.10: [Enga: Laigama Greetings, 1975]
1975; 1,600 ft (46 min) silent b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 3
Full film record of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage includes Laigama street
scenes.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.7.11: [Enga: Trade Store, 1975]
1975; 1,200 ft (25 min) sound b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 3
Full film record of the Enga, a sedentary subsistence
horticulturalist group of the Enga Province found west of Mount
Hagen in Papua New Guinea. Footage documents daily life outside a
trade store at Kasapu.
Creator: Adam Kendon, anthropologist (1934- )

OC-84.14.1: [Maring Film Project, 1968]
1968; 40,000 ft sound color; film; supplementary materials:
1,2,3,4,6
Full film record on the Maring of the Highlands of Papua New
Guinea. Footage documents daily life among the Funggai clan whose
territory lies at the eastern end of the Simbai Valley, Madang
District. Footage focuses on family life and the organization of
Funggai hamlets, ritual cycles related to the kaiko dance, crops
and food preparation, material crafts including bilum making and
hafting stone axes, storytelling, dance, and soccer matches.
Creator: Allison Jablonko, anthropologist (1936- )
Creator: Marek Jablonko (1927- )

OC-84.19.1: DEAD BIRDS*
1961; 2,988 ft sound color; film
Edited film about the Dani, a Neolithic tribe in the mountains of
western New Guinea, and their system of ritual warfare.
Creator: Robert Gardner, ethnographic filmmaker

OC-84.19.2/91.8.6: DESERT PEOPLE*
1966; 1,860 ft sound b&w; film
Edited film produced by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit and
the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies depicting life
among two Aborigine families of Australia's western desert. Shown
are subsistence activities including hunting of lizards and
marsupials and gathering of root and insects. Explored is the
adaptation of Aborigines to their environment through simple
technology and social organization.

OC-85.9.1: [Marshall Hall Pacific Travel Footage, c. 1925]
c. 1925; 1,600 ft silent b&w
Footage shot of Indonesia, Malaysia, Samoa, Fiji Islands, and
Australia.
Creator: Marshall Hall

OC-86.13.18: [Duke of Edinburgh Culture Festival--Cook Islands,
1978]
1978; 15,700 ft sound color; film; supplementary materials:
1,2,3,6
Full film record created for the National Anthropological Film
Center, Smithsonian Institution. Research film project documents
dance performances on Aitutaki Atoll, Cook Islands, on the
occasion of an inter-islands cultural festival. Dances include
Atiu Legend, Atiu Ute, Mauke Ute, Titikaveka Action, Tereora
Action, Mangaia Imene Tuki, Titikaveka Ute, and Vaipae Action.
Footage also includes daily life activities of the inhabitants.
Creator: Dominique Benicheti, filmmaker (1943- )
Creator: Ruth Klionsky, NAFC camerawoman (1955- )
Creator: M. Michael Maloney, NAFC cameraman (1949- )
Creator: E. Richard Sorenson, NAFC director (1929- )

OC-86.13.19: PACE OF LIFE
c. 1977; 851 ft (25 min) sound color; video; supplementary
materials: 2,3,6
Edited film created for the National Anthropological Film Center,
Smithsonian Institution, was made to reflect the rhythm of life
on Woleai Atoll, Western Caroline Islands, Micronesia. Film shows
the village layout, men working on outrigger and making rope in
the canoe house while children of various ages watch and interact
with each other, women collecting and preparing breadfruit for
cooking, children playing around extinguished cook fire, and two
women grooming each other in the shallow reefs while children
play close by.
Creator: Mathias Maradol, NAFC cameraman (Micronesian) (1955- )
Creator: E. Richard Sorenson, NAFC director (1929- )

OC-86.13.25: [Film Study of the Lifestyle of the Western Caroline
Islands of Micronesia, 1976]
1976; 53,583 ft sound color; film; supplementary materials:
2,3,4,6
Full film record created for the National Anthropological Film
Center, Smithsonian Institution, was shot in the villages of
Falalop, Falalis and Wantagai, Woleai Atoll. Research film
project was shot primarily in Falalis of daily life and
socialization of children. Footage includes different fishing
activities by men, women, and children; making rope and canoe
building in the canoe house; canoe launching; taro cultivation;
gathering breadfruit; women grooming; preparation of coconut
leaves for roof thatching and thatching; weaving; and dance
preparation and performance.
Creator: Mathias Maradol, NAFC cameraman (Micronesian) (1955- )
Creator: Steven Schecter, NAFC cameraman (1957- )
Creator: E. Richard Sorenson, NAFC director (1929- )

OC-86.13.27: [Film Study of the Lifestyle of the Western Caroline
Islands of Micronesia, 1981]
1981; 55,600 ft sound color; film; supplementary materials: 2,3,6
Full film record created for the National Anthropological Film
Center, Smithsonian Institution, was shot on Ifalik Atoll,
Micronesia. Research film project concentrates primarily on daily
life activities and socialization of children. Footage includes
butchering and cooking of porpoise, catching of turtle and turtle
feast, preparation of mai, fishing, grooming, taro cultivation,
roofing canoe house, and singing.
Creator: Steven Schecter, NAFC cameraman (1957- )
Creator: E. Richard Sorenson, NAFC director (1929- )

OC-86.13.28: [Film Study of the Lifestyle of the Western Caroline
Islands of Micronesia, 1982]
1982; 26,000 ft sound color; film; supplementary materials: 2,3,6
Full film record created for the National Anthropological Film
Center, Smithsonian Institution, was shot on Ifalik Atoll.
Research film project concentrates primarily on daily life and
socialization of children.
Creator: Mathias Maradol, NAFC cameraman (Micronesian) (1955- )
Creator: E. Richard Sorenson, NAFC director (1929- )

OC-86.13.35: [Film Studies of Traditional Polynesian Lifestyle of
the Cook Islands: PukaPuka Atoll, 1976]
1976; 28,000 ft sound color; film; supplementary materials:
2,3,4,6
Full film record created for the National Anthropological Film
Center, Smithsonian Institution. Research film project, shot on
PukaPuka Atoll, concentrates primarily on daily life activities
and socialization of children.
Creator: Mathias Maradol, NAFC cameraman (Micronesian) (1955- )
Creator: E. Richard Sorenson, NAFC director (1929- )

OC-87.4.1: [Stirling New Guinea Expedition, 1926-1927]
1926-1927; 8,502 ft (4 hrs 13 min) silent b&w; video;
supplementary materials: 4
Footage shot during an expedition sponsored by the Smithsonian
Institution and the Dutch Committee for Scientific Research.
Purpose of the expedition was to conduct ethnological
investigations among the remote peoples of central Dutch New
Guinea (Irian Djaja). Expedition travelled from Surabaja (east
Java) up the Mamberamo River to its confluence with the Rouffaer
(Tarika) River where exploration on foot and by airplane
continued. Peoples encountered include Takutamesa Papuans along
the Mamberamo River and Van Rees Mountains; Sebiri Papuans at
expedition camp; Karikai Papuans along the Brown River south of
the Van Rees Range, and Dem (Nogullo) Pygmies in the Nassau
(Sudirman) Range. Documentation includes: stagings for the
expedition in Surabaja; various expedition camps and work done by
Dyak laborers and Malaysian convicts pressed into service for the
expedition; trading with local people; Papuan material culture,
dress, and foodways; Dyaks constructing camps, navigating rivers
in dugouts, and dancing for recreation; villages along rivers;
expedition fording and crossing rivers; first contact and trading
with the Dem at Tombe Village; taking craniometic measurements;
villages of Tombe and Damuneru; mock battle and demonstrating
method of amputating fingers; house interior; preparations for a
Dem feast which includes dancing, killing pigs, and heating
rocks; the expedition plane, the Ern, and taking off and landing;
and aerial shots over the Nassau and Van Rees Mountains.
Creator: Richard Peck, photographer
Creator: Matthew Stirling, anthropologist (1896-1975)

OC-87.9.9: [Laura Boulton Film Collection: Papua New Guinea,
1978]
1978; 2,275 ft (70 min) silent color; video; supplementary
materials: 1
Footage shot in the Mount Hagen region of highland New Guinea at
Tari and Mendi. Documentation of musical performances includes
chordophone and kurupwape (panpipe) players and a drum chorus
near Tari. Preparations for a provincial sing-sing at Mendi
include decoration and fitting of men's wigs. Groups seen
performing at the sing-sing include Huli, Kurbu, Tari, and Mendi.
Footage also includes shots in the market at Tari and aerial
shots over the Hagen region.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

OC-87.9.30: [Laura Boulton Film Collection: Micronesia, 1976]
1976; 3,600 ft (1 hr 40 min) silent b&w; video; supplementary
materials: 1,3,6
Footage taken in the Micronesian atolls of Yap, Ulithi, and
Palau. Documented are traditional dances, woodcarving, hammock,
and fishnet weaving. Footage also includes panoramic shots of
landscape and surrounding vegetation and aerial shots of the
islands.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

OC-87.9.30: [Laura Boulton Film Collection: Samoa, 1976]
1976; 5,652 ft (2 hrs 37 min) sound color; video; supplementary
materials: 1
Footage shot in Samoa includes dance sequences, musical
instruments, weaving techniques, woodworkings, and a Samoan
wedding.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

OC-87.9.31: MICRONESIA: THE PEOPLE AND THEIR ARTS
1979; 1,440 ft (40 min) sound color; video
Edited film produced for Bill Wadsworth Productions. Film
features various Micronesian art forms; scenic shots of coastline
and vegetation; the manufacture of fishing lines and lures; cloth
weaving; "story boards," a form of woodcarving; the Sakau
ceremony; and dances and costumes from the islands of Palau,
Ulithi, Yap, Truk, and Ponape.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

OC-87.9.32: VISITING SAMOA
1985; 1,080 ft (30 min) sound color; video
Edited film produced for the Laura Boulton Foundation depicts
daily Samoan life. Featured are the Thichean dance, weaving of
mats, woodcut prints called shianko, and wood carvings.
Creator: Laura Boulton, musicologist (1899-1980)

OC-88.6.1: [Hula Pahu from the Mader Collection, c. 1935]*
c. 1935; 110 ft (7 min) silent b&w; video
Full film record documenting a Hawaiian hula.

OC-88.11.1: TROBRIAND CRICKET: AN INGENIOUS RESPONSE TO
COLONIALISM
1974; 1,908 ft sound color; supplementary materials: 1,3,5
Edited film depicting the ways in which Trobriand Islanders have
adapted the British game of cricket. This Trobriand parody of a
European sport is shown to be not only a substitute for
traditional warfare but a complex commentary on colonial contact
and missionization, native sexuality, and intervillage political
relations. Played only during the harvest period, sponsorship of
a "cricket season" by an ambitious individual at the head of a
village is one means by which a man may build a political
reputation. In this regard, competitions are embedded in
traditional obligatory competitive exchanges known as kayasa.
Footage includes: teams in ceremonial regalia taking the field in
stylized dance formations, cricket bats being treated with magic,
discussion of the innovative cultural symbolism behind different
dance formations, and the post-game exchange of prestige foods by
competing villages.
Creator: Gary Kildea, filmmaker
Creator: Jerry Leach

OC-88.11.2: [Trobriand Island Dances, 1974]
1974; 1,300 ft (42 min) silent b&w; video
Footage shot in the Trobriand Islands in association with the
filming of TROBRIAND CRICKET.
Creator: Gary Kildea, filmmaker
Creator: Jerry Leach

OC-89.1.1: PEARLS AND SAVAGES
1921; 351 ft (10 min) sound b&w; video
Incomplete edited film is believed to be a reel from a later
version of PEARLS AND SAVAGES shot in New Guinea in 1921. Footage
includes: on and over the Fly and Strickland rivers and around
Lake Murray, overviews of native settlements, Gogodala people of
the Fly River Delta paddling canoes, males in cockatoo and
cassowary plumed headdresses, large river houses and big houses
thatched with sago palm, and local people around sea plane. Reel
concludes with scenes of European adventurers standing next to
human skulls on post near riverbank. This version contains a
fictional narration of the heart-of-darkness genre not originally
associated with the Hurley film.
Creator: Frank Hurley, explorer (1890-1962)

OC-89.2.5: [Fiji War Dance at Beqa, c. 1925]
c. 1925; 139 ft (7 min) silent b&w; video
Incomplete edited film of three Fijian dances which captures the
visual elements of these performances. Dances include a sitting
dance, club dance, and spear dance. Shown are sitting women with
musical accompaniment in the form of clapping and bamboo stamping
tubes, dancers oiled with perfumed oil as a sign of appreciation,
and adult male dancers wielding war clubs adorned in barkcloth
and pandanus sheaths in a standing male dance known as a meke
wau, and a performance which depicts historical battles. Film
concludes with a spear dance by adolescent males.

OC-89.2.13: DANCES OF THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS
c. 1927; 424 ft (17 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film is a compilation believed to be composed of an
incomplete film made for Paramount Pictograph which includes
segments on dance in Samoa, Tonga, and New Zealand and PRINCESS
MALAWAKA IN THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN HULA (Cine Art Productions,
1927). Featured are a demonstration of dance in Tonga including
the royal laka-laka, the Samoan siva-siva with twirling of long
knives and the related war dance, the martial haka-haka dance of
the Maori, and the Poi, a Maori women's dance. Film forms part of
the Ananda Coomaraswamy Film Collection.

OC-89.12.1: KOE TA'ANE: A ROYAL WEDDING
1979; 55 min sound color; video
Edited video of a film produced by Brigham Young University
documents the 1979 wedding of the highest ranking woman in
contemporary Tongan society, the daughter of the king of Tonga.
Depicted are the blending of European and Tongan traditions in
the ceremony including the traditional presentation of bridal
gifts, the kava ceremony, and the laka-laka, a performance which
integrates song, dance, and poetry.

OC-89.14.1: [Gustav Schwager's Footage of Hawaii, 1935]
1935; 936 ft (52 min) silent b&w; video
Footage, shot in Hawaii, contains primarily Hawaiian dance
performances on the grounds of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and a
military parade and field and track events on a military base.
Footage also includes a few shots of Honolulu and a naval
station.
Creator: Gustav Schwager, U.S. Army serviceman

OC-89.18.1: BORNEO: MALAY ARCHIPELAGO
1919; 277 ft silent b&w; film
Edited film produced by the Post Weekly Travel Series features
shots of native life in Dutch Borneo (Indonesia). Scenes in
Banjermasin, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia, the capital
city of Dutch Borneo, include a native wrestling match with
knives, "coolies" pulling wagons, auto crossing of a stream on a
ferry, animals being caged and exported at the docks, and the
residence and widows of the late sultan of Borneo.

OC-89.18.2: FRIVOLOUS FIJI
1920; 231 ft silent b&w; film
Edited film, produced for the Educational Films Corporation of
America, documents various subsistence and ritual activities of
Fijians. Scenes include fishing with spears and nets, gathering
poison vines and preparing fish poison, collecting giant sea
slugs known as bech de mer, women weaving palm fiber fans and
plaiting their hair, kava root being extracted and ground in
mortar, and a firewalking ritual accompanied by the playing of
slit gongs.

OC-89.20.2: [Charles Boy's Footage of Hawaii, c. 1937]
c. 1937; 550 ft (20 min) silent color; video
Footage shot on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, primarily of Hawaiian
dances performed on the grounds of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
Creator: Charles Boys, medical doctor

OC-89.22.22: EASTER ISLAND: PUZZLE OF THE PACIFIC*
1970; 1,043 ft sound color; film
Edited film documents contemporary Easter Island inhabitants and
speculates about the Aveievl people--their disappearance and the
stone statues they left behind.
Creator: Arnold Eagle, film producer

OC-90.2.1: I AM THE PAIN DOCTOR
1976; 1,000 ft (27 min) sound color; film/video
Edited film documenting the work of Chamorro traditional curer,
Jaun Cepeda, on the island of Guam, Micronesia. Film discusses
aspects of the history of Guam and the roots of the indigenous
healing tradition practiced by contemporary Guamanian curers.
Detailed are the curer's trade and indigenous ideas about the
cause of disease, diagnoses and knowledge of materia medica, with
examples of the physical and ritual aspects of therapy.
Creator: Dan Baker

OC-90.7.6: A POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY
1921; 818 ft (14 min) silent b&w; video; supplementary materials:
1
Edited film includes various picturesque scenes of the island of
Bali and its people including outrigger canoes, market scenes,
Hindu shrines and temples, and young female dancers at a harvest
festival.
Creator: Burton Holmes, travel-lecturer (1870-1958)

OC-90.7.7: SOME MORE SAMOA
c. 1918; 304 ft silent b&w; film
Incomplete edited film is a Chester Outing Picture made in
cooperation with "Outing, the Great Outdoor Magazine." Shots
include kava drinking; dressing for dance; dances, including a
Fijian dance performed by Fijians; and making of bark cloth and
mats.
Creator: Chester Outing

OC-90.7.10: AUSTRALIA'S WILD NOR-WEST
1923; 795 ft silent b&w; film
Incomplete edited film of the 1917 North-west Scientific
Expedition of Australia led by E.J. Stuart. Expedition explored
the Australian coast between Broome and Wyndham and documented
selective aspects of aboriginal peoples of the insular and
coastal Northern Territory. Footage includes examples of
scarification used as tribal markings and capture of sea cows,
stingray, shovel-nose sharks, and sea turtles.
Creator: William Jackson, photographer

OC-90.7.13: [Coconut Harvest, c. 1919]
c. 1919; 80 ft silent b&w; film
Incomplete edited film showing activities including coconut
harvesting on a South Pacific island.

OC-90.15.1: [Pere Village, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea,
1975]
1975; 1,080 ft sound color; video
Edited film documenting the inhabitants of Pere Village, Manus
Province, Papua New Guinea. Honeyman, a colleague of Margaret
Mead, has worked with the villagers since 1966. Film records
Margaret Mead's last visit to Pere Village and includes Mead
being welcomed by the villagers, sitting and reading while
children play, visiting a school, and departing the village by
boat. Film also includes scenes of villagers playing frisbee and
whiffle ball and dancing.
Creator: Barbara Honeyman Roll, anthropologist

OC-90.18.1: [Fourth Pacific Festival of Arts, Tahiti, 1985]
1985; 7 hrs sound color
Full video record documents dance performances and craft
production of 22 Pacific Island cultures from Polynesia,
Micronesia, Melanesia, and Australia at the Pacific Festival of
Arts, June 28-July 21, which is held every four years. Groups
which took part came from Australia, Austral Islands, Cook
Islands, Easter Island, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Marquesas, Nauru, New
Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Ponape,
Saipan/Marianas, Solomon Islands, American Samoa, Western Samoa,
Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis/Futuna.
Creator: Adrienne Kaeppler, anthropologist (1935- )

OC-90.18.2: [Fifth Pacific Festival of Arts, Townsville,
Australia, 1988]
1988; 20 hrs sound color
Full video record documents dance performances and craft
production of 22 Pacific Island cultures in the Pacific at the
Pacific Festival of Arts, August 14-27, which is held every four
years. Performances included groups from New Caledonia, Guam,
Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Australia.
Creator: Adrienne Kaeppler, anthropologist (1935- )

OC-90.19.1: [Tonga Dance, 1965-1967]
1965-1967; 670 ft (18 min) silent color; video
Footage comprising a composite of Tongan dances assembled for a
paper given at the 1969 International Council for Traditional
Music Conference and published in the journal, Ethnomusicology,
14 (2): 266-277 ("Tongan Dance: A Study in Cultural Change").
Creator: Adrienne Kaeppler, anthropologist (1935- )

OC-90.19.2: [Tonga, 1965-1966]
1965-1966; 3,311 ft (73 min) silent color/b&w; video
Full film record shot of the ethnography of Tongan dance
performed on the Island of Tonga Tapu. Footage includes the
funeral of Queen Salote Tupou III.
Creator: Adrienne Kaeppler, anthropologist (1935- )

OC-90.19.3: [Tonga, 1967]
1967; 1,255 ft (34 min) silent color; video
Full film record shot of the ethnography of Tongan dance
performed on the Island of Tonga Tapu. Footage includes the
coronation of King Tupou IV.
Creator: Adrienne Kaeppler, anthropologist (1935- )

OC-90.19.4: [Solomon Islands, November-December 1976]
1976; 1,800 ft (71 min) silent color; video
Full film record made while teaching a UNESCO workshop to
Melanesian participants. Footage includes Solomon Islands dances.
Creator: Adrienne Kaeppler, anthropologist (1935- )

OC-90.19.5: [Tahiti, July 1976]
1976; 2,556 ft (71 min) silent color; video
Full film record shot of dance performances, rehearsals, and
associated activities of the Bastille Day Fete in Tahiti. People
from the Tuamotu Islands are shown.
Creator: Adrienne Kaeppler, anthropologist (1935- )

OC-90.20.1: SONGS OF A DISTANT JUNGLE (outtakes)
1982; 2,400 ft sound color; supplementary materials: 3
Outtakes from the edited film, SONGS OF A DISTANT JUNGLE,
produced by the Bechtel Group of Companies documenting the work
of a musician from the Juilliard School, Christopher Roberts.
Roberts, with a grant from Bechtel Group, recorded, translated,
and notated 300 and recorded 200 more traditional songs in Papua
New Guinea. For more information see SONGS OF A DISTANT JUNGLE.
Creator: Robert Charlton

OC-90.20.2: SONGS FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA
1982; 720 ft (20 min) sound color; film/video; supplementary
materials: 3
Edited film produced by Bechtel Group of Companies was made in
association with SONGS OF A DISTANT JUNGLE. As part of the
filming, a number of traditional songs from Papua New Guinea were
recorded in their entirety and assembled before editing of SONGS
OF A DISTANT JUNGLE to create SONGS FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA.
Christopher Roberts, a musician from the Juilliard School who
received a grant from the Bechtel Group to record traditional
music of Papua New Guinea, is shown recording the songs. Locales
and Songs include: Personal Lament, Men's Cult Initiation Song,
Men's Joke Song, Women's Sorcery/Love Song, and Yong Women's
Fantasy Song from Bultem Village, Ok Tedi Region, Western
Province; Men's Cult House Song and Young People's Song from
Tifalmin Village, West Sepik Province; and Women's Crying Song,
Men's Crying Song, Kolapi Mingi played on a bamboo flute, Orope
Mingi played on pan pipes, and Children's song from Kopiri
Village, Ialibu, Southern Highlands Province.
Creator: Robert Charlton

OC-90.20.3: SONGS OF A DISTANT JUNGLE*
1982; 20 min sound color; video; supplementary materials: 3
Edited film produced by Bechtel Group of Companies documents the
work of a musician from the Juilliard School, Christopher
Roberts, recording, documenting, and preserving traditional music
throughout Papua New Guinea. Roberts, with a grant from the
Bechtel Group, spent a year recording, translating and notating
300 songs and recording 200 more. This film shows him playing his
bass for villagers, recording and translating songs, and
participating in their celebrations. Also shown are scenes of a
gold and copper mine construction site near Bultem Village and
the carving of a bass by a Trobriand Island carver. Locales
include Butem, Western Province; Tifalmin, West Sepik Province;
Kopiri, Southern Highlands Province; Obweria, Milne Bay Province;
and Oluweta, Milne Bay Province.
Creator: Robert Charlton

OC-91.5.1: [Ward Williams Footage of Papua New Guinea, 1935-1937]
1935-37; 2,000 ft (36 min) silent b&w; film/video; supplementary
materials: 4
Incomplete footage shot during a gold prospecting expedition in
north western Papua New Guinea. Scenes include villages along the
Fly and Sepik Rivers, Papuans working in the Yodda gold fields,
and various mining camps along the Fly River.
Creator: Ward Williams, explorer

OC-91.7.3: [Coastal and Highland Scenes of the Territory of Papua
and New Guinea: Edited Film, c. 1950s]
c. 1950s; 320 ft (9 min) sound color; video
Incomplete edited film structured around scenes of coastal
(southern) and highland Papuan life. Film features examples of
body painting and tatooing of coastal Papuan girls, the
manufacture of grass skirts, and a fictional "courtship" scene.
Footage of the highland (probably of Mt. Hageners or Enga)
includes a pig feast.

OC-91.8.5: WALKABOUT*
1974; 882 ft sound color; film
Edited film by Film Australia presents a journey through central
Australia with a group of Aborigines and C.P. Mountford, an
anthropologist, whose account of his experiences demonstrates his
affection for his companions. Film depicts hunting and gathering
techniques used by the Aborigines, cooking and consumption of
food, cavewall paintings, and the landscape of the central
Australian desert.

OC-91.8.7: ABORIGINES OF THE SEA COAST*
1950; 711 ft sound color; film
Edited film by the Australian Film Board depicts life among the
Yirrkalla Aborigines of coastal Arnhem Land on the Gulf of
Carpentaria, Australia. Film reveals acculturative influences
from Malay traders and missionaries and a nearby airforce base.
Malay influences documented include bark canoes, metal tools, and
tobacco smoking. Aborigines are seen hunting, fishing, gathering,
cooking, and building huts. Children are shown sketching in the
sand and dancing.

OC-91.8.11: ONE WEFT DOUBLE CLOTH*
1974; 487 ft sound color; film
Edited film by Film Australia about Australian artisans and three
crafts: textile or macrame weaving, hammered metal craft, and
ceramic wheel artistry. Scenes of kite flying, fine arts motifs,
and country living with documentation are interwoven.

OC-91.20.11: ESCAPE TO THE SOUTH SEAS
1977; 2,869 ft silent color; film; supplementary materials: 1,2,3
Edited film documents travel to Fiji (islands of Taveuni, Vanua
Levu, Lautoka), Tonga, and French Polynesia (Tahiti, Rangiroa
Atoll, islands of Moorea, Raiatea, and Bora Bora). Scenes include
small villages, coconut plantation, scenic landscapes, and
lagoons.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

OC-91.20.17: HAWAII
1956; 3,156 ft silent color; supplementary materials: 1,2,3
Edited film documents travel in Hawaii. Shown are Waikiki beach
(surf- riding); Honolulu; Pearl Harbor; the Hula Show of Kodak
Hawaii; Hawaii, the Big Island; Hawaii National Park; Kona Coast;
Maui; and Kauai.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

OC-91.20.25: RETURN TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC
1965; 2,500 ft (70 min) silent b&w/color; video; supplementary
materials: 1,2
Edited film documents travel in the South Pacific. Locales
include: Waikiki, Maui, and Pearl Harbor in Hawaii; Tahiti,
Moorea, and Bora Bora in French Polynesia; Fiji in Solomon
Islands; Vila, New Hebrides (Vanuatu); Guadalcanal, British
Solomon Island; Savo Island; and Lae, Goroka, Western Highlands,
and Waghi Valley and Mount Hagen in New Guinea (Papua New
Guinea). Activities include dancing in Tahiti, a Kava ceremony
and a meke in Fiji, and wedding preparations and celebration in
New Guinea. Film includes 1942 footage shot by Soule's photo unit
(1stMARDIV, USMC) in 1942 showing initial landing on Henderson
Field on Guadalcanal and Navy footage shot in 1942 and 1962.
Creator: Thayer Soule, travel-lecturer

OC-92.2.1: [Childhood Development Studies, Falalop, Woleai,
Micronesia Video Project, 1980]
1980; 27 hrs sound color
Full video record documenting various aspects of child behavior
in the village of Falalop on Woleai Atoll. Documentation includes
children coping with birth of sibling; disciplining children;
weaning; children viewing pig slaughter; storytelling; and
children interacting with adults around domestic activities
including food preparation and weaving. Video also documents
activities after childbirth at birth house, a sickhouse, and a
meeting of chiefs and young men's organizations. Video
complements [Scott Williams' Micronesian Film Project, 1980].
Creator: Anne Douglass, child development researcher
Creator: Scott Williams, film professor

OC-92.13.1: MARING: DOCUMENTS OF A NEW GUINEA PEOPLE*
1980; 3 hrs 30 min sound color; video
Television broadcast produced for RAI-TV (Italian National
Television). This eight part series was created from Allison and
Marek Jablonko's 1963 and 1968 research filming projects of the
Maring in Papua New Guinea.
Creator: Ezio Alovisi, television director

OC-93.3.3: BELLES OF THE SOUTH SEAS
c. 1930s; 350 ft (15 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film produced by Castle Films and distributed for "The
World Parade" series was filmed in Tahiti; South Island, New
Zealand; Pago Pago, American Somoa; and Papua and Kalabahai
(Papua New Guinea). Footage includes: street scenes (Tahiti);
Maori men, Maori women cooking food using woven bags plunged into
hot springs, and wood carving (New Zealand); dwellings and the
meke meke dance with male and female seated and standing dancers
(Fiji); governor's mansion which is the former home of Robert
Louis Stevenson, coconut gathering, body tatoo, display of grass
skirt, making palm basket, and siva-siva dance (American Samoa);
and children on a "toy" outrigger, woman rocking baby in net bag,
examples of body tatoo, ceremonial headdresses, nose adornment,
and devil dance (Papua and Kalabahai). Footage includes scenic
shots of each locale.
Creator: Eugene W. Castle, film producer (1897-1960)

OC-93.3.4: BALI: PARADISE ISLE
c. 1930; 350 ft (15 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film produced by Castle Films and distributed for "The
World Parade" series was filmed in Bali (Indonesia). Footage
includes: rice harvesting, arrival at market and market, cock
fight, pottery making, Hindu temple, bringing bantams (offerings)
to temple and display of bantams, elaborate cremation tower being
carried through street, feeding sacred monkeys, Janger ceremony
with masked dancers, legong dance performed by two young women,
gamelan "orchestra," and island scenery.
Creator: Eugene W. Castle, film producer (1897-1960)

OC-93.23.1: BARUYA MUKA ARCHIVAL*
1991-1992; 13 hrs 24 min sound color; video; supplementary
materials: 1
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 is a follow-up to TOWARDS BARUYA
MANHOOD (c. 1974) which documents the second, third, and fourth
stages of initiation.
Creator: Ian Dunlop, film producer

OC-93.24.4: BOROBUDUR: THE COSMIC MOUNTAIN*
1972; 1,600 ft sound color; film
Edited film produced by Zodiac Films presents Jan Fontein,
curator of Asiatic Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts,
discussing the history and design of and difficulties in
preserving Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in Java
(Indonesia). Footage includes daily life scenes around the
monument; a national holiday in Jogjakarta with puppet shows,
oxen races, music, and dance; and a Buddhist ceremony atop
Borobudur.

OC-93.24.29: THE TROBRIAND ISLANDERS*
c. 1950; 1,503 ft sound color; film
Edited film portrays primarily the ceremonial life of the people
of Trobriand Islands (specifically Kiriwina Island). Villagers
are shown participating in ANZAC Day ceremonies, sports, marriage
feast, harvest dances, magic garden rites, collective mourning
and funeral feast, and preparations for the kula. Emphasis is
placed on the ceremonies and feasts as a means of redistributing
yams, pigs, betel nuts, and other goods throughout the village
and, ultimately, throughout the island.
Creator: H.A. Powell

OC-93.27.1: [Richard Archbold Expedition to Papua New Guinea,
1938-1939]
1938-1939; 1,526 ft (55 min) silent color; video
Footage documenting the third Archbold expedition which was a
joint effort of the American Museum of Natural History and the
government of the Netherlands Indies. Dyaks recruited in Borneo
provided porterage and basic transport was by a PBY-2 (Catalina)
flying-boat named "Guba" which was flown by Archbold. Areas
visited included: northern slopes of Snow Mountains from the
Baliem River to Lake Habbema, Mt. Wilhelmina, lowlands and
mountains of the middle Idenburg River region, and the high
valley of the Baliem.
Creator: Richard Archbold, aviator-explorer (1907-1976)

OC-94.5.1: THE TAHITIAN
1956; 2,844 ft sound color
Edited film is a theatrical production filmed in Tahiti using
Tahitians in the cast. Story involves scientists trying to stop a
filaria epidemic spreading through a local population. They meet
resistence in using western medicine to combat the disease from
the medicine man and chief until the chief's son is infested with
the parasitic worm which causes the disease. Film also includes
Tahitian dance and music.
Creator: James Knott, cameraman

OC-94.18.1: BALI
c. 1935; 1,200 ft (45 min) silent b&w; video
Edited film shot in Bali records: market scenes including
gambling and cockfight, being called to temple, women bathing in
a fountain, cremation, "offerings and procession in Kajubihi,"
"prayers of the women," kris dance and other Balinese dances,
Wayang Wong (classical drama of Ramah and his wife, Sita), legong
dancers, Kedjak (famous episode of the Ramahyana), Imario
(greatest Balinese dancer), and Barong play with Barong fighting
Durga (a witch).
Creator: Vicki Baum

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