The Resource Guardians of The Flutes, produced by Paul Reddish with anthropologist Gilbert Herdt

Guardians of The Flutes, produced by Paul Reddish with anthropologist Gilbert Herdt

Label
Guardians of The Flutes
Title
Guardians of The Flutes
Statement of responsibility
produced by Paul Reddish with anthropologist Gilbert Herdt
Contributor
Contributor
Producer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
High in the mountains of New Guinea live the Sambia people, a war-like tribe whose secret rituals of initiation are aimed at making their warriors courageous and bold. Only because their culture is threatened have they allowed these initiation rites to be documented on film. This is a society where the roles of men and women are sharply delineated. They live in separate spaces in their round huts. A woman must crouch if she is in the same space as her husband. Her menstrual blood is considered a pollutant, damaging to her husband's vigor. Male children live with their mothers until they are old enough to move to the boys' house. For many, the separation from their mother is very painful. When it is time for the boys to become men, they undergo a severe initiation. Each is assigned an older guardian who accompanies him during this process. They are thrashed, deprived of food and sleep and have ginger root rubbed into their wounds, which is very painful. The most secret part of the initiation are the sexual rites, which are described by several initiates. Guardians of the Flute is a fascinating look at a society shaped by the ritualized distinction between male and female roles. For mature audiences
Awards note
  • American Anthropological Association, 1996
  • American Psychological Association, 1996
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herdt, Gilbert H.
  • Reddish, Paul
  • Reddish, Paul
Runtime
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Initiation rites
  • Male homosexuality
  • Masculinity
  • Sambia (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Sambia (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Anthropology
Target audience
adult
Label
Guardians of The Flutes, produced by Paul Reddish with anthropologist Gilbert Herdt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (51 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784480
  • (OCoLC)886380006
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784480/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000138927
Video recording format
other
Label
Guardians of The Flutes, produced by Paul Reddish with anthropologist Gilbert Herdt
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (51 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784480
  • (OCoLC)886380006
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784480/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000138927
Video recording format
other

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