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The Bakuba of the Belgian Congo

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 66

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).

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

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

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Apr. 4, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

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.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138330

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Lamar Caselli, director; Perry Wolff, producer; Shelby Gordon and N. King (Bongolo segment), writers.

Title
The Bakuba of the Belgian Congo, 1954
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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