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Aborigines (National Edition)
Program 103
Original Airdate: 10/22/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American politicians
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Australian aborigines - Ethnic identity
Indigenous peoples

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Bibbs, Cheryl
Bond, Julian
Mandrill, Louis

Program Description
Program focuses of the culture of Australian aborigines. Host David Crippens introduces Dighton Spooner's interview with Gulpilil (and other aborigines visitng Boston) on music, ceremonies, instruments, costuming, and the requirements for the cultural survival of Australia's aboriginal people. Interviews touch upon offers from European companies to purchase tribal lands, Australia's attempts to restore native culture, Australian rules governing "mixed blood," the impact of African American leaders on Australia, the creative forces behind aboriginal cultures, and the effects of European repression on native cultural tradition. Additional program segments include footage of aborigines applying body paints of clay and charcoal and performing tribal dances in Boston's Franklin Park, the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, "Bookbeat," "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the differences between Third World and western cultures, and segment interludes with Sheryl Bibbs and Louis Wilson (of the musical group Mandrill).
Executive Producer
Topper Carew

Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Conrad White

Henry Johnson

Dighton Spooner

David Crippens

Cheryl Bibbs (quickie)
Marita Rivero (quickie)
Louis Wilson (quickie)

Orlando Bagwell (assistant cameraman)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant editor)
Barbara Barrow (producer - segment)
Bill Benson (unit manager)
Bruce Bordett (studio technician)
Ron Buccheri (studio technician)
Hayes Burnett (music coordinator)
Bill Charette (studio technician)
Basil Chigas (studio technician)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Dennis Correia (engineer)
David Crane (videotape engineer)
Douglas Devitt (videotape engineer)
Michael Dick (graphics)
Boyd Estus (camera)
Bill Fairweather (engineer)
Leah Fletcher (community coordinator)
Michael Floyd (studio technician)
Peter Hadfield (graphics)
Keith Handyside (engineer)
Roger Haydock (assistant cameraman)
Arthur Henry (videotape engineer)
Dick Holden (studio technician)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Steve Izzi (sound)
Henry Johnson (camera)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Sharon Kenner (graphics)
Tiit Koppel (studio technician)
Frank Lane (studio technician)
Larry LeCain (studio technician)
Webster Lewis (music coordinator)
David Loerzel (assistant cameraman)
Greg MacDonald (studio technician)
John MacKnight (studio technician)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
Tom Malhatchet (engineer)
Sallie McGuire - Nicholas (production assistant)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (sound)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (assistant editor)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Marita Rivero (concept)
Candelaria Silva (community coordinator)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Lee Smith (studio technician)
Jennifer Spangler (engineer)
Alonzo Speight (community coordinator)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
David St. Onge (videotape engineer)
John L. Sullivan (studio technician)
Margaret Tarter (community coordinator)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (studio technician)
Carla Bravo Wing (community coordinator)
Rodner Wright (graphics)
Sylvia Wright (community coordinator)

Air Print 16mm film 02417A
Air Print 16mm film 02428A
Backup master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-04320
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00983
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01336A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01342
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01338A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotaope 3128-B
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 3281

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