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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Jun 11, 2015 Ray Silverman (script/researcher), Karen L. Morell (director/producer)
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This video documents lost wax processing of brass by the Bono people of Ghana (original Super 8 field footage). 
Topics: Ghana, Bono, Lost Wax Casting, Bells, African Art History, University of Washington
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Jun 11, 2015 Ray Silverman
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African Encounters Series  The Akan of Ghana  Presents the way of life of the Akan people in today's world, including sections on living conditions, education, religion, art and popular culture.
Topics: Akan, Ghana, African Art History, Seattle Art Museum, University of Washington
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Jul 9, 2014 Herbert M Cole, Karen L Morell
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African Encounters Video Series Beauty and the Beast   A video program with videography and narration by Herbert M. Cole.  The video was taken in 1983 in the Agwa village-group in Nigeria.   Beauty and the Beast: Comparing Two Igbo Masquerades By Herbert M. Cole   This video compares two quite different, separate masquerades in a single Igbo community: Ekeleke, a dance of several stilt maskers, along with a masked leopard and diviner, contrasting with Okoroshi, a more complex and lengthy...
Topics: Nigeria, Igbo, Igbo (African people) -- Social life and customs, Masquerades, African Art History,...