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Behind the Masks

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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.

1973, 36 min 40 s

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