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Australian aborigines visit Franklin Park

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Title:
Australian aborigines visit Franklin Park
Description:
This clip is footage of Australian aborigines applying body paints of clay and charcoal and performing tribal dances in Boston's Franklin Park. Includes African American children interacting with the aborigines as they try to learn how to use the didgeridoo. Overall the program focuses of the culture of Australian aborigines. Host David Crippens introduces Dighton Spooner's interview with Gulpilil (and other aborigines visiting Boston) on music, ceremonies, instruments, costuming, and the requirements for the cultural survival of Australia's aboriginal people. Interviews touch upon offers from European companies to purchase tribal lands, Australia's attempts to restore native culture, Australian rules governing "mixed blood," the impact of African American leaders on Australia, the creative forces behind aboriginal cultures, and the effects of European repression on native cultural tradition. Additional program segments include footage of aborigines applying body paints of clay and charcoal and performing tribal dances in Boston's Franklin Park, the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, "Bookbeat," "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the differences between Third World and western cultures, and segment interludes with Sheryl Bibbs and Louis Wilson (of the musical group Mandrill). Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Creator:
Jones, Vickie
Director:
White, Conrad
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Engineer:
Spangler, Jennifer
Engineer:
Fairweather, Bill
Contributor:
Bravo Wing, Carla
Contributor:
Charette, Bill
Contributor:
Crane, David
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Rivero, Marita
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Contributor:
Benson, Bill
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Contributor:
Izzi, Steve
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Dick, Michael
Engineer:
Balhatchet, Tom
Contributor:
Henry, Arthur
Contributor:
Estus, Boyd
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Contributor:
Burnett, Hayes
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Engineer:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
MacDonald, Greg
Contributor:
Kenner, Sharon
Contributor:
Wright, Sylvia
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Hutton, David
Contributor:
Hadfield, Peter
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
LeCain, Larry
Contributor:
Haydock, Roger
Contributor:
Tarter, Margaret
Contributor:
Devitt, Douglas
Contributor:
Fletcher, Leah
Contributor:
Holden, Dick
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Koppel, Tiit
Contributor:
Loerzel, David
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Contributor:
Bagwell, Orlando
Contributor:
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr.
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Contributor:
Floyd, Michael
Contributor:
McGuire - Nicholas, Sallie
Engineer:
Correia, Dennis
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
Silva, Candelaria
Contributor:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
Cogell, Lloyd
Contributor:
Simons, Fred
Contributor:
Wright, Rodner
Host:
Crippens, David
Contributor:
Speight, Alonzo R.
Contributor:
Johnson, Henry
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Date:
October 22, 1975
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Indigenous peoples
Bond, Julian
Aboriginal Australians--Ethnic identity
Bibbs, Cheryl
Mandrill, Louis
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Terms of Use:
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_AB31C78F86454EDFABD81941480F981D