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German educational film: daily life in Lapland

Film | Accession Number: 2002.189.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3646 | Film ID: 2585

VS, EXT, lake views with mountains in BG. VS, a family of Laplanders (father, mother and child) come to shore in canoe, carrying their belongings, they head toward their tent and enter with all of their belongings. Two dogs enter the tent with them. MCU, man smoking a pipe, then cooking a meal while two children look on. VS of Laplanders in their tent, women, children, baby, etc, carrying out daily tasks. VS, Laplander children in a rural classroom, sitting on the ground in an open tent, there is a female teacher, all students have lap desks and notebooks, they are reading and writing. There are boys and girls in the classroom. The children exit the school room, smiling for the camera. Young boys are learning to herd animals, and learning how to tie a bridle onto an antler, with the help of an adult male. They play with ropes and antlers, toss lariats, etc. There are some very entertaining scenes of these very young boys, some as little as two years old, learning a man's work. VS, reindeer being herded by man and young boys. Little boy looks on happily, as reindeer run by and up the mountainside. Film ends on MS of a lone reindeer, on a sloping hillside, looking directly into the camera.

Lapland, Finland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Steven Zabin
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:03:45
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