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Ancient Peruvian, The

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Ideal for helping both students and adults to understand the beginnings of American history, both North and South, this film provides a fascinating study of the magnificent civilizations of pre-columbian America. Focusing on Peru’s ancient civilizations, it first explores the obscure origins and legends of the Chavin, Paracas, Nasca, Mochica and Tiahuanaco cultures, and concludes with that of the dazzling Inca Empire. Interspersed with colorful animation by Gerald McDermott and stunning photography and detailed studies of ancient textiles, American Museum of Natural History. Original score by Thomas Wagner. Photography by Sam Bryan.

 (NYPL catalog)


Edited Film

Country/Location: Peru

Tribe or Group: Chavin, Paracas, Nasca, Mochica and Tiahuanaco

Producer: Julien Bryan

Cinematographer: Sam Bryan

Production Company: IFF

Additional Production: Animation by Gerald McDermott

Running Time: 29 min.

Years Filmed: 1966

Decade Produced: 1960s

Years Distributed: -1968

Film Gauge: 16mm

Stock: Safety

Footage Count: 1082'

Sound: Narrated

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