Fishermen of Lake Patzcuaro
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Filmed during the AMNH Educational Expedition to Mexico, 1940. In this film, made by Grace Fisher Ramsey of the Museum's Department of Education, the Tarasco Indians weave nets by their homes, near Lake Patzcuaro, Mexico They catch whitefish, abundant in Lake Patzcuaro, with both seine nets and poles, and take it to the market at the village of Patzcuaro. On Urunden Miralis Island, men fish with large butterfly and hand nets. Also pictured are methods of cleaning and drying the fish.
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1 Film Reel (9 minutes) : silent, color ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (9 minutes)) : silent, color ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Original format: 16 mm. print.
Grace Fisher Ramsey, photographer; AMNH Dept. of Education, producer.
- Fishermen of Lake Patzcuaro, 1940
- Iris Lee
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