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The Resource Margaret Mead and Samoa, a film by Frank Heimans ; produced by Cinetel Productions Ltd., Sydney, in association with Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Discovery Channel, (videorecording)

Margaret Mead and Samoa, a film by Frank Heimans ; produced by Cinetel Productions Ltd., Sydney, in association with Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Discovery Channel, (videorecording)

Label
Margaret Mead and Samoa
Title
Margaret Mead and Samoa
Statement of responsibility
a film by Frank Heimans ; produced by Cinetel Productions Ltd., Sydney, in association with Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Discovery Channel
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book that made Margaret Mead famous was "Coming of Age in Samoa," in which she announced her sensational discovery of a Polynesian culture, free of the stresses of modern society. In 1940, another young anthropologist, Derek Freeman, arrived in Samoa and found Margaret Mead's Samoa largely make-believe. The academic battle that ensued was unprecedented. For in devaluing Mead's research, Freeman appeared not only to attack an institution, but to challenge the entrenched liberal political positions of anthropology in the "nature versus nurture" dialogue. This program offers new evidence as it explores the roles of Mead and Freeman and using interviews with Mead's friends, her fellow academics, her daughter and present-day Samoans, including some from Mead's research
Cataloging source
YHM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced, written, and directed by Frank Heimans ; director of photography, John Thornton ; edited by Richard Dale
PerformerNote
Narrator: Margaret Throsby
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1901-1978
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heimans, Frank
  • Mead, Margaret
  • Cinetel Productions
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Brighton Video (Firm)
  • Wombat Film & Video
Runtime
51
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  • Ethnology
  • Mead, Margaret
  • Freeman, Derek
Technique
live action
Label
Margaret Mead and Samoa, a film by Frank Heimans ; produced by Cinetel Productions Ltd., Sydney, in association with Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Discovery Channel, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
study guide (1 p.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
19281633
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (51 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col., with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Margaret Mead and Samoa, a film by Frank Heimans ; produced by Cinetel Productions Ltd., Sydney, in association with Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Discovery Channel, (videorecording)
Publication
Accompanying material
study guide (1 p.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
19281633
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (51 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col., with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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