Conversations with the Sierra Popoluca, Part 1

This is an innovative, intimate portrait of stalwart members of an indigenous people who inhabit Mexico's Sierra de Santa Marta and speak a derivative of ancient Olmec. For convenient classroom use, eight episodes, focused on various aspects of their culture, have been divided into Parts I and...

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Main Author: Gleason, Judith
Format: eBook
Language:Spanish
Published: New York Filmakers Library 2002, 2002
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This is an innovative, intimate portrait of stalwart members of an indigenous people who inhabit Mexico's Sierra de Santa Marta and speak a derivative of ancient Olmec. For convenient classroom use, eight episodes, focused on various aspects of their culture, have been divided into Parts I and II -- available separately. Part I begins with recollections of an outlawed carnival celebration intercut with old women performing "Dance of the Tiger" in honor of the corn god. Episode two: younger women collaborate, guided by Santana, in making a fuel-saving clay stove. Episode three moves to Apolinar¹s clinic for a group-cleansing, followed by his recital of a chant to restore a soul stolen by wiley spirits called chanecos. In section four, Santana recounts her life-story
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 12, 2014)
Physical Description:1 online resource (58 min.)