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The Resource The sunrise dance, by Gianfranco Norelli, (electronic resource)

The sunrise dance, by Gianfranco Norelli, (electronic resource)

Label
The sunrise dance
Title
The sunrise dance
Statement of responsibility
by Gianfranco Norelli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This unique and highly visual documentary shows an ancient, sacred Apache ceremony that has never before been filmed. The Sunrise Ceremony which marks the passage from adolescence to adulthood for young Apache women, is disappearing under the pressure of cultural assimilation. This documentary focuses on 13-year-old Maureen Nachu, who lives on the Fort Apache Reservation, in Whiteriver, Arizona. It captures the elaborate preparations for the ceremony: the mystical rituals of the Medicine Man who presides over the dance, the spiritual purification rites in the "Sweat Lodge," and the secret midnight appearance of the "Crown Dancers." The Sunrise Dance is a tremendous physical test, lasting three days. It proves that Maureen has the courage and strength of character to take her place in adult society. For Maureen, her family and her community, the dance is a reaffirmation of tribal identity and the celebration of the role of women in Apache society
Awards note
  • ALA Selected Films for Young Adults, 1996
  • American Anthropological Association, 1995
  • Festival dei Popoli, Florence, 1994
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival, 1994
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norelli, Gianfranco
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apache Indians
  • Changing Woman Ceremony (Apache rite)
Target audience
general
Label
The sunrise dance, by Gianfranco Norelli, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1649692
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1649692/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (29 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210226
  • (OCoLC)794307858
Video recording format
other
Label
The sunrise dance, by Gianfranco Norelli, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1649692
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1649692/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (29 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210226
  • (OCoLC)794307858
Video recording format
other

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