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The Aymara Indians, heirs of the Incas

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 60

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.

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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 Feb. 21, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138318

General

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.

Title
The Aymara Indians, heirs of the Incas, 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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