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The Tomas of West Africa ; Birdwatching ; Troy

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 80
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The Tomas of West Africa. The Tomas of Liberia and Sierra Leone, Africa are depicted in a film based on the book Sacred Forest, with special emphasis on their rituals and sacrifices, including male and female initiations. Another film on the Toma people is shown. Made by missionaries, this film depicts weaving, playing games, fishing, preparing food, playing music, parading for an inauguration, and dancing for various ceremonial rituals. Joseph Moore, an anthropology professor at the...

Trip through space ; Life in a garden ; Tuna fishermen

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 25
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Trip Through Space. Man in space and what he would find on a journey through the universe is the topic of this first segment. Frank H. Forrester and Joseph M. Chamberlain, astronomers at the AMNH-Hayden Planetarium, are introduced alongside the Zeiss projector at the planetarium. With the help of film and rear-view projectors the audience is shown planets and stars while Chamberlain discusses verified scientific facts about space travel. SEGMENT 2: Life in a Garden. Richard H. Pough,...

Visual recording of speech ; Bali

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 67
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Visual Recording of Speech. This segment examines new technological advances in the visual recording of speech. In a remote broadcast from the Haskins Laboratory in New York, Frank Cooper, Alvin Lieberman and Pierre de Lattre demonstrate the simplified common patterns which make it possible to hear and understand the sounds of speech. A sound spectograph and a filmed x-ray of people speaking are displayed. SEGMENT 2: Bali. Dr. Sudjarwo, Indonesian delegate to the United Nations, and...

Voodoo

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 123
Scope and Contents The origin and history of voodoo is the topic of discussion for this broadcast. Illustrated through a performance by the Haitian dancer Jean Ľon Destine and his dance group with drums and singing dancers, the discussion explores the various meanings of voodoo as a religion and ritual. The word voodoo is derived from the word vodun, a god or spirit in the Fon language of Dahomey (now Benin).

Way of the Navajo

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 116
Scope and Contents The Way of the Navajo, first broadcast September 26, 1954, is shown again on this date after winning Adventure the George Foster Peabody Award. This film was also selected to be shown at the International Film Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Weather

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 96
Scope and Contents In a remote broadcast from the U.S. Coast Guard's weather ship Half Moon, Frank Forrester, meteorologist at the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, and Charles Romine take viewers along on their scientific search for spring. Spring is explained as a purely mathematical equation for astronomers. The program discusses the history of man's attempts to gather weather data, from antiquity up to the present highly technological instruments. Films of weather-tracking instruments and the effects of...

Who rules the world? Insects ; Bird islands of the Pacific

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 36
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Who Rules the World? Insects. In this first segment, Mont Adelbert Cazier hypothesizes that someday insects might dominate the earth. His comments on the earth's insect population are illustrated with films of insect activity. The credits and the first part of this segment are missing. A discussion of insect destruction and close-up views of live beetles brought into the studio are also included. SEGMENT 2: Bird Islands of the Pacific. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist,...

Wild birds and man ; Male fish incubation ; Bullfighting

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 73
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Wild Birds and Man. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, discusses the useful relationships between wild birds and men, as illustrated by the honeyguide bird used by the Wandorobo (i.e. Dorobo) to track down wild beehives in the east African forest. Portions of Edgar Monsanto Queeny's film, Wandorobo, are shown, in which the birds are seen locating and guiding hunters to the hive. They are rewarded with the honey, wax, and grubs left behind after the Wandorobo have opened the...

Young wild animals ; Antibiotics ; Whaling industry

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 75
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Young Wild Animals. In a take-off on Edward R. Murrow's "Person to Person" program, Charles Collingwood, narrator of the Adventure series, "interviews" a young bear and shows films of bears interacting with a fox, skunk, raccoon, porcupine, otters, and other animals in upstate New York. SEGMENT 2: Antibiotics. In a remote broadcast from the largest manufacturer of antibiotics in the world, Pfizer and Company in Brooklyn, Jasper King, vice-president in charge of research, allows...

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