Boys' Games

Alternative Title: N/A

Series Title: Mountain Peoples of Central Asia


An ancient game known throughout Asia is played by Pushtu boys. The toughness of these rugged young men, as well as the value which these tribal people place on physical superiority is demonstrated. 


Edited Film

Country/Location: Badakhstan (Northeastern Afghanistan)

Tribe or Group: Pushtu

Cinematographer: Hermann Schlenker

Production Company: IFF

Running Time: 5 min.

Decade Produced: 1960s

Years Distributed: -1969

Film Gauge: 16mm

Stock: Color Safety

Footage Count: 198'

Sound: Un-narrated, Native Music

Notes: Shot and edited before African Village Life films. IFF took Schlenker's footage and cut into 14 separate films. Schlenker owns OCN. There are 14 titles in the Mountain Peoples of Central Asia series: 10 were released first in 1969, 4 were released in 1972.

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