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Belgian Congo's Hamba tribe

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 121

Scope and Contents

The noted anthropologist Luc de Heusch recorded various rites of the Hamba tribe of the Belgian Congo (now Zaire) for this program. Celebration of the Hamba, the English title of de Heusch's film, documents the ritual of the "leopardmen," the initiation of young men into the ranks of the warriors, some festivals, and the ceremony of a native divorce. Body painting, dancing, costumes, music, and feasts are depicted in detail. Harry Tschopik, curator of ethnology at the AMNH, was a consultant for the broadcast.

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 January 8, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139425

General

Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; David Ebin, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Herb Harris, music; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.

Title
Belgian Congo's Hamba tribe, 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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