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Behind the Masks - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB527607
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  John Taylor, Peter Jones
Directors:  Tom Shandel
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Literature, Documentary, Indigenous Peoples, Literature, Religious Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1973
Running Time:  36:40

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A fascinating look at the meaning behind some Indigenous masks from the North Pacific coast. Expositor and lecturer is Professor Claude Levi-Strauss of Paris, world-renowned anthropologist and authority on the structural analysis of myth. Speaking to university students, he explains the significant features of three particular masks and the stories associated with them. During his field trip he visits an Indigenous carver on Vancouver Island.

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