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The Resource The Spirit of the mask, produced by Gryphon Productions in association with CKVU/U TV, a member of the CANWEST/Global system, (videorecording)

The Spirit of the mask, produced by Gryphon Productions in association with CKVU/U TV, a member of the CANWEST/Global system, (videorecording)

Label
The Spirit of the mask
Title
The Spirit of the mask
Statement of responsibility
produced by Gryphon Productions in association with CKVU/U TV, a member of the CANWEST/Global system
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Throughtout the world, there is a growing interest in ritual and myth and an increased appreciation of the close relationship with the earth experienced by Native American cultures. This special relationship with the earth is embodied especially clearly in the masks of the Northwest Coast native people. This unusual, wide-ranging documentary explores the spiritual and psychological powers of these masks. It features dramatic, rarely-seen ceremonies as well as commentary by important Indian spiritual leaders. It relates the colonial history of the Northwest Coast Indians, showing how their most significant ceremonies were banned by Christian Europeans. It also considers the role of masks in other cultures, including the European pagan mask tradition, and examines the meaning of tribal art both to indigenous cultures and to the contemporary West
Cataloging source
TXI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced and directed by Peter Von Puttkamer
PerformerNote
Presenter: Wade Davis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Puttkamer, Peter von
  • Davis, Wade
  • Gryphon Productions
  • University of California (System)
Runtime
50
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  • Indian masks
  • Indians of North America
  • Masks
  • Masks in art
  • Indian mythology
Technique
live action
Label
The Spirit of the mask, produced by Gryphon Productions in association with CKVU/U TV, a member of the CANWEST/Global system, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
27248323
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (50 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 38145
  • 016
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
The Spirit of the mask, produced by Gryphon Productions in association with CKVU/U TV, a member of the CANWEST/Global system, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
27248323
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (50 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 38145
  • 016
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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