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  • Epulu Station de Chasse, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
     
     
    Mbuti Pygmy Footage: Forest Camp, Bira and Ngwana Villages, and Station de Chasse, 1954 [supplied] 91.13.6 1954
     
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    Chapman, Frances Canadian Broadcasting Corporation cameraman
    Title: 
    Mbuti Pygmy Footage: Forest Camp, Bira and Ngwana Villages, and Station de Chasse, 1954 [supplied] 91.13.6 1954
    Phy. Description: 
    677 ft silent b&w video
    Summary: 
    Footage shot in the Ituri forest, Belgian Congo (Zaire). Footage includes: Pgymy camp life near an Ndaka village; Nkumbi initiates in the Ngwana village of Musafu (later destroyed during the Simba Revolt) and the Bira village of Eboyo; and Station de Chasse on the Epulu River organized for capturing elephants and okapis and training elephants. See also [Joseph Towles Zaire Film Study: Nkumbi and Elimina Initiations: Mbuti, Bandaka and BaBira, 1970-1972], [Mbuti Pygmy Film Study, 1954: Edited Version], and [Mbuti Pygmy Film Study, 1971-1972].
    General Note: 
    Supplementary materials: 1,4
    Culture: 
    Ngwana -- Musafu village, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
    Mbuti (African people) -- Ituri Forest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
    Bira (African people) -- Eboyo village -- Belgian Congo (Zaire)
    Bandaka -- Belgian Congo (Zaire)
    Subject-Topical: 
    Initiation rites -- nkumbi -- Belgian Congo
    Musical instruments -- slit gong -- playing -- making of -- Bira -- Belgian Congo
    Drumming -- nkumbi initiates -- Mbuti -- Belgian Congo
    Smoking -- pipes -- bananna stem -- Mbuti -- Belgian Congo
    Musical instruments -- zither -- string bow -- Mbuti -- Belgian Congo
    Cloth -- trade cloth -- Ndaka -- Belgian Congo
    Camps -- Mbuti -- Belgian Congo
    Tourism -- zoos -- Belgian Congo
    Elephants -- training of -- Epulu Station de Chasse -- Belgian Congo
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Africa
    Congo (Democratic Republic)
    Musafu village, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
    Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
    Eboyo village, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
    Epulu Station de Chasse, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
    Repository Loc: 
    Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
    Local Number: 
    HSFA 91.13.6
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