The Bakuba of the Belgian Congo
Scope and Contents
The first segment of this program, a commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, narrated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bernard De Voto, is missing from this tape. The rest of the broadcast is a documentary on a Bakuba (i.e. Kuba) tribal wedding ceremony in the Belgian Congo (now Zaire). Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH anthropologist, discusses the ceremonial aspects of African tribal marriage and narrates the documentary, produced by Andř Couvin, which includes excerpts from Couvin's Bongolo, shown previously on the Adventure program, (Mar. 7, 1954).
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1 Film Reel (60 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (60 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired Apr. 4, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
The first segment of this program, a commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition narrated by the historian Bernard De Voto, is missing from this tape.
Charles Collingwood, host; Lamar Caselli, director; Perry Wolff, producer; Shelby Gordon and N. King (Bongolo segment), writers.
- The Bakuba of the Belgian Congo, 1954
- Iris Lee
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