Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: To identify items in the Moving Image data set.
Found in 291 Collections and/or Records:
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...
The Templeton Crocker Expedition
Identifier: Film Collection no. 161
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Templeton Crocker Expedition to the Solomon Islands, 1933. The objective of the Templeton Crocker Expedition, led by Crocker, was to conduct a preliminary medical, ethnological and natural history survey of the Solomon Islands. This film consists predominantly of ethnographic footage depicting the native clothing, trade, rituals and everyday activities on the various islands. The expedition traveled from island to island in Crocker's ship, the Zaca. The following islands...
The time of man
Identifier: Film Collection no. 281
Scope and Contents Time of Man ends with AMNH anthropologist Harry L. Shapiro, renowned primatologist and author, posing the question of man's ability to develop a wisdom which will allow him to maintain his environment and survive. The main question being presented here is, "Can man survive?" The film opens with primates in the jungle and cuts to shots of automobiles in crowded cities choked by air pollution. The film presents man as an endangered species and, through film clips and interviews with AMNH...
The Tomas of West Africa ; Birdwatching ; Troy
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 Vernay-Cutting Expedition to Burma
Identifier: Film Collection no. 167
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Vernay-Cutting Expedition to Burma, 1938. The Vernay-Cutting Expedition to Burma was organized for the purpose of collecting zoological and botanical specimens for the AMNH, the New York Botanical Garden, the Kensington Museum of London (probably the British Museum of Natural History), Kew Gardens, and the Bombay Natural History Society. The international staff included co-leaders and AMNH trustees Arthur Stannard Vernay and Charles Suydam Cutting, AMNH mammalogist Harold...
The Vernay deer group
Identifier: Film Collection no. 284
Scope and Contents Partly filmed during the AMNH Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian Expedition, 1922-1923. The scenes at the opening of The Vernay Deer Group were edited from footage taken by filmmaker George M. Dyott during the AMNH Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian Expedition to create Jungle Life in India. However, several of the opening shots, including those of does, a stag, gazelles, a cheetah, and a muntjac appear only in this film, and not in Jungle Life in India. In the swamps of the Oudh plains, howdah and pad...
The Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin expedition
Identifier: Film Collection no. 285
Scope and Contents Arthur Stannard Vernay, field associate in the museum's Department of Mammalogy, led the expedition to upper Burma to collect animal specimens and ethnographic artifacts. In the opening scenes, Vernay and hunter G. S. Rowley arrive by plane in Rangoon, where they join the rest of the expedition staff for the train trip to Mogaung and Nanyaseik. There the huge expedition company of 6 staff members, 52 assistants, and 110 mules prepare for the journey. At the jade mine at Lonkhin, a Burmese...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 286
Scope and Contents The Viking is an epic of the Newfoundland sealers including a melodramatic love subplot. The love triangle is the story of two sealers, Luke and Jed, who love the same woman. The main theme of the film is the life and work of sealers, including techniques for freeing the ship from the ice. Men are seen on the ice trying to free the ship by dynamiting the ice floes. The men jump from ice block to ice block and use their coats as sails to propel the ice. There are scenes of vast expanses of...
The William D. Campbell African Expedition
Identifier: Film Collection no. 290
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH William D. Campbell African Expedition, 1938. The objective of the AMNH William D. Campbell African Expedition was to collect specimens for the okapi and Nile groups in the AMNH Akeley Hall of African Mammals. The expedition party traveled through Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, and the Sudan, under the leadership of William Durant Campbell, field associate of the AMNH Department of Mammalogy. The staff included Major W. V. D. Dickenson, a white hunter for MGM's movie Trader...
The witch doctor
Identifier: Film Collection no. 291
Scope and Contents This film takes place in Indonesia where native homes and various activities including spinning, weaving, goldsmithing, and cooking are pictured. A sick man is treated by the witch doctor: a strand of the patient's hair is attached to a palm leaf, then a suckling pig is sacrificed and its snout offered to the gods. The patient is then anointed with the pig's blood and the cure is complete. Depicted is the restraining of young men and the filing down of their teeth. Ritual dances and a...