The Family of man. Part 3. Weddings (TEFC)

United Kingdom, 1970

Film
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Part three of the series, “The Family of Man” which sets out to compare family life in five different locations around the world. A comparison of weddings, the differences and similarities these rituals have in different societies are studied. There is also an investigation into some of the mysteries surrounding weddings in England - what the ring, veil, bouquet and wedding cake signify. By looking at weddings in other countries it is possible to make some shrewd guesses.

Credits

producer

John Percival

production company

BBC-TV

Duration

00:51:08:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324437

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Marriage customs and rites

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rites and ceremonies

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cross-cultural studies

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Cross-cultural studies

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Marriage customs and rites

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Weddings

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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