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Title In Search of the Hamat'sa: A Tale of Headhunting / by Aaron Glass
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 33 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary The Hamat'sa (or "Cannibal Dance") is the most important-and highly represented-ceremony of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) people of British Columbia. This film traces the history of anthropological depictions of the dance and, through the return of archival materials to a First Nations community, presents some of the ways in which diverse attitudes toward this history inform current performances of the Hamat'sa
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2004
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English, Subtitles in English
In Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Glass, Aaron, author, film director
Alfred, Wayne, contributor
Cranmer, Andrea, contributor
Cranmer, Barbara, contributor
Wasden, William, Jr, contributor
Kanopy (Firm)