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Film Collection

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Distinguishes audiovisual material in the Library that are part of the 1987 Cataloged Film Collection created under the direction of Nina Root.

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Brazilian primitives

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 19
Scope and Contents In 1953 the AMNH hired filmmaker Victor J. Jurgens to make the first two films (Brazilian Primitives and Guatemala) in a projected series of twenty-four documentaries intended to record vanishing cultures. Neither the films nor the series was completed. The three reels of unedited footage for Brazilian Primitives contain important documentation of Brazilian tribes in the process of change: the Tapirape Indians of central Brazil and an unidentified tribe from the upper Xingu (probably the...