The Sitar

United States, 1974

Film
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Details the origin, history, philosophy, ritual, composition and performance of classical Indian music and talks of its relationship with the Hindu religion. The basic musical form is the raga, and the sitar is now extensively used in this classical style. Enables the viewing of a sitar performance. Suitable for upper primary and secondary levels.

Credits

production company

Hungry Mino Enterprise

Duration

00:17:40:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1974

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28575

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Religion

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hinduism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → India - Religion

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

Music & Performing Arts → Music - India

Music & Performing Arts → Music appreciation

Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments

Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments - Construction

Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments - History

Performance

Performance → Music - Performance

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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