Sentinels of silence

Mexico, 1973

Film
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Depicts aspects of pre-Columbian monumental architecture in Mexico. Provides a basis for a subjective appreciation of early Mesoamerican cultures. Stimulates interest in early American civilisations. Encourages further study of pre-Columbian cultures. Narrated by Orson Welles. (Awards: Academy Award for Best Short Documentary; Academy Award for Best Live Action Short)

Credits

director

Robert Amram

producer

Manuel Arango

production company

Producciones Concord

Language

English

Duration

00:18:45:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28382

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of Central America

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture and history

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture and society

Crafts & Visual Arts → Culture

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Civilization - History

History → Civilization, Ancient

History → History

History → Indians of Mexico - History

History → Mexico - Antiquities

History → Mexico - History

Music & Performing Arts → Culture

Short films

Short films → Short films - Mexico

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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