Alfonzo: a long way from home

United States, 1970

Film
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Alfonzo is a weaver in the Ecuadorian community of Otavalo. The Otavalo weavers are threatened by the competition of mass produced garments made on industrial looms. The film follows Alfonzo to Quito, where he seeks to sell his work and that of his fellows. Finally a man comes to town who claims to know how to put Otavalo’s cottage industry back into competition. Narrated by Ben Park.

Credits

producer/director

Gustavo Nieto Roa

production company

United Nations Television

Duration

00:27:22:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014306

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Business enterprises - Social aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Business ethics

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Cottage industries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial productivity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial sociology

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrialization

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Marketing

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mass production

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Weavers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Weaving

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ecuador

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artisans

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts and crafts movement

Crafts & Visual Arts → Weavers

Crafts & Visual Arts → Weaving

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Business enterprises - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Places → Ecuador

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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