• Short Summary

    Display of warriors from various remote tribes in New Guinea.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Mud Men - First Pictures".

    Papua New Guinea.

    C/U pygmy warrior walking towards camera, between two men. C/U three "lizard men" in tribal costume with bones through their noses. C/U lizard man. M/S tribesman climbing onto tractor. C/U tribesman seated in driving seat. L/S hundreds of warriors from remote tribes performing traditional dances. Various shots of mud-men of Osara Valley wearing terrifying masks made of ghost grey mud and baked in the sun. The mud-men are dancing and advancing towards the camera holding their spears.

    NB: commentary could be seen as patronising - the tribesmen are described as "specimens" and are on "display".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1587.11
    Media URN:
    51091
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:44:00 / 01:16:50:00
    Canister:
    59/51

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