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Streaming video

Title Altar of Fire / by Robert Gardner and J.F. Staal for The Film Study Center at Harvard University
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 45 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary This film records a 12 day ritual performed by Mambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975. This event was possibly the last performance of the Agnicayana, a Vedic ritual of sacrifice dating back 3,000 years and probably the oldest surviving human ritual
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1976
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
In Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources (DER)
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Gardner, Robert, 1925-2014, producer, author
Staal, J. F., author, film director
Kanopy (Firm)