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The Sudan

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 51

Scope and Contents

This show begins by examining the type of African films presented to the public, presenting as examples a clip of Simba, King of Beasts and Hollywood versions of African life. The main presentation, however, is an excerpt from The Pagan Sudan, a film made by Edgar Monsanto Queeny, AMNH trustee and chairman of the board of Monsanto Chemical Company. The film carefully depicts the country and its inhabitants, including the Madis and the Dinkas. The Madis are seen spearing a hippopotamus in a papyrus swamp. The Dinka portrait is more complete, showing daily activities and rituals. The narration over the material was taken from Queeny's own expedition diary.

Dates

  • 1953

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.

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Dec. 6, 1953 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138284

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber and Tom Donovan, directors; Perry Wolff, producer.

Title
The Sudan, 1953
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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