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Life in Tibet

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 93

Scope and Contents

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas describes life in Tibet to Charles Collingwood in this program. The extreme differences between poverty and nobility in this region are examined. An isolated region, there was little communication between the Tibetans and the rest of the world and since Tibet was taken over by China, all communications had stopped. Douglas attributes the easy conquest of Tibet by the Chinese to the Tibetans' cultural beliefs that something better lies on the horizon; Tibetans, for instance, have strong beliefs in reincarnation. The Dalai Lama and legal customs are also examined. Informative film material illustrates daily life, religious customs, and the Dalai Lama.

Dates

  • 1955

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 Jan. 29, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139098

General

Credits: Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Jac Venza, assistant producer; Shelby Gordon, script editor; Joan Woodward, associate director; Grover Cole, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film; Al Mifelow, program assistant; Perry Miller, film research; Frank Protzman, technical director; Myron Bleam, set director; Hal Anderson, light director; Dee Chandler, program coordinator.

Title
Life in Tibet, 1955
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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