Marriage and the family

United States, 1983

Film
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Episode number 9 of Series “Faces of culture”.
Marriage and family customs are intimately tied to the economic and social structure of communities. The family is a cornerstone of culture, minimising sexual competition, forming a basic economic unit, forming the basis for co-operative alliances between groups and providing emotional support and sustenance for individuals. Marriage is a key rite of transition and the basis of the family. This program looks at different approaches to marriage with the pygmies in Africa, extended families in India and Greek-Americans in Baltimore, and the pressures exerted on individuals as they try to either break away from or cling to tradition. Narrated by David Carradine.

Credits

director

Harry Ratner

producer

Ira R. Abrams

production company

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Coast Community Colelge District

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38636

Subject categories

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

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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