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Still from Mungo Makes a Mask. Royal B.C. Museum

Identifier:

  • KWA-F-003 (Source: )

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

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Length:

500 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

BC Archives list of titled amateur films

Description:

"Mungo Martin demonstrates the making of a Bee Mask. Tony Hunt models the mask and provides a short rendition of the Bee Mask Dance" (Duffy, 140).
This film is also known as Mungo Martin Makes a Mask.

Resources:

Duffy, Dennis J. "Mungo Martin Makes a Mask - M/43." Camera West: British Columbia on Film 1941-1965. Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1986.

"Film - Mungo Makes a Mask." Late Park, 1952-1979, Mungo Martin, Royal B.C. Museum.

The Royal BC Museum explains that

This Bee mask was made for the first hamaťsa ceremony of Mungo Martin’s son, David. In this prestigious ritual, young men become possessed by the cannibal spirit Baxwbakwalanuxwsiwe’. Through traditional teachings and ceremonies, they are tamed and brought back as responsible members of civilized society. The carving of this mask is documented in the film Mungo Makes a Mask (1953).

Locations:

  • Victoria, B.C. (Filming)

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Club Affiliation:

Victoria Amateur Movie Club

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Repository:

Antropology A-V collection, Royal BC Museum

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