The Resource Altar of Fire, by Robert Gardner and J.F. Staal for The Film Study Center at Harvard University

Altar of Fire, by Robert Gardner and J.F. Staal for The Film Study Center at Harvard University

Label
Altar of Fire
Title
Altar of Fire
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Gardner and J.F. Staal for The Film Study Center at Harvard University
Contributor
Author
Film director
Producer
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1976
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gardner, Robert
  • Staal, J. F.
  • Kanopy
Runtime
45
Series statement
Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nambudiri
  • Cultural change and history
  • Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Vedas
  • Religion
  • Religious rites and ceremonies
Technique
live action
Label
Altar of Fire, by Robert Gardner and J.F. Staal for The Film Study Center at Harvard University
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 45 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1048846
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897766291
  • (OCoLC)897766291
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1048846
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Altar of Fire, by Robert Gardner and J.F. Staal for The Film Study Center at Harvard University
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 45 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1048846
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897766291
  • (OCoLC)897766291
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1048846
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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