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Title still from The Hill Towns of Guatemala, via Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive.

Identifier:

  • 1484 (Source: Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive)

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph E. Gray

Languages:

English

Length:

1 reel (10m 9s)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Awards/Recognition:

Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive list of titled amateur films

Description:

"A narrated travelogue addressed to viewers in the U.S. shows life in several small towns surrounding Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Shows rope making from sisal hemp and traditional textile weaving. Concludes with a visits to the outdoor markets in Santiago Atitlan and Chichicastenango" Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive.

Resources:

This film is part of the "Guatemala Sketchbook" series produced by Ralph E. Gray for the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. The other films completing the series are High Spots of a High Country and Wooden Face of Totonicapan.

It is likely that this film contains footage from Gray's film Guatemala, The Glorious.

Locations:

  • Chichicastenango, Guatemala (Filming)
  • Lake Atitlan, Guatemala (Filming)
  • Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala (Filming)
  • San Pedro Jocopilas, Guatemala (Filming)
  • Solola, Guatemala (Filming)

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Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

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