The Aymara Indians, heirs of the Incas
Scope and Contents
This broadcast is concerned with the story of the Aymara Indians of Peru and Bolivia. The extinction of the Incas, it is believed, came about as a result of a tyrannical class-conscious society. Appearing on this program are Harry Tschopik, museum ethnologist and Junius Bouton Bird, AMNH archaeologist. Discussions focus on the present Aymara Indians, the descendants of the Incas. Scenes of contemporary Aymara Indians farming, celebrating rituals and going through the motions of daily life are seen in films produced by Leo Selzer Productions and Bolivia Films, Ltd. Paul Curtis and Anita Cooper act out the origins of Inca civilization in a shadow play.
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Language of Materials
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.
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired Feb. 21, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; Tom Donovan, director; Perry Wolff, producer and writer; Robert Northshield, assistant producer; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Jac Venza, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film.
- The Aymara Indians, heirs of the Incas, 1954
- Iris Lee
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Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository
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