Gold the sacred metal

Colombia, 1979

Film
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This film is about gold and what people will do for and with it. For gold, the Conquistadors waged wars and with their superior weapons defeated the Latin American Indians. The film shows the descendants of these Indians, the Koguis, who still survive in small villages. Twice a year they dance with golden masks.

Credits

production company

Kena Productions

producer

Lewis Bushnell

Duration

00:16:00:00

Production places
Colombia
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014999

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Gold

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Colombia

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → South America - Social life and customs

Crafts & Visual Arts → Gold

Documentary

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Gold

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → South America - History

Places → Colombia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Colombia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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