Friday, February 6, 2009

Masks from Many Cultures: Video

Film distributed by Contemporary Arts Media
Masks from different regions of the world and from diverse cultures are presented in this overview which includes images of over 100 masks combined with footage of festivals where masks are worn in traditional ceremonies, such as Mardi Gras. See an artist from the Dominican Republic making a mask, and examples of masks and headdresses from New Guinea, Bali, China, Tibet, Japan, Korea, Africa, Mexico, Guatemala, and Bolivia, as well as a variety of masks by North American Indians. Contemporary masks and student masks are also shown. 21 mins