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Angotee

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 128

Scope and Contents

The program contrasts an Eskimo boy, Angotee, with an American boy, his counterpart of the same age. The show opens with Charles Collingwood observing a group of children playing in Central Park and then moves on to the film Angotee, on the life of an Eskimo boy. The story takes place in the Baffin Islands in northern Canada and follows Angotee from birth through marriage and parenting. At five years of age, Angotee learns to build an igloo and he kills his first seal at ten. The high points of his life, including his first trip, his first clothes, his marriage, and the subsequent birth of a son, are chronicled in this documentary. The film was produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Dates

  • 1956

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired February 26, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139634

General

Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Frank de Felitta and David Ebin, writers; Grover Cole, production design.

Title
Angotee : contrast between American and Eskimo boys, 1956
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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