Life in a Haitian Valley Film Study, 1934

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Director Film Life in a Haitian Valley Film Study, 1934
Melville Herskovits

Life in a Haitian Valley Film Study, 1934
Melville Herskovits
doc. excerpts [L]
16mm film
b&w silent

Some of the earliest known footage of Haiti, shot by American anthropologist noted for his seminal book MYTH OF THE NEGRO PAST. Documenting life in Mirebelais Valley, these film fragments examine daily life and ritual, and are part of Herskovits's larger effort to collect data about the continuity of Africn cultural elements in the African diaspora.

Human Studies Film Archive
NHB E 307, Stop 123
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Dept. Anthropology--MRC 112
10th & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington DC 20560

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