STK-ID 38885

In a village of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, MS of musicians and dancers walking towards the camera and turning around. Cut to musicians and CSs of their faces while they play. CSs of Mexicans in elaborate costumes parading in front of the camera. MCSs of one of them performing an Indigenous dance (the "Feather Dance" a celebration in honor of the Holy Trinity), while others join in. More CSs of dancers turning in a circle, one dancer with a black mask on his face following them. MS of young people watching. PAN and ZOOM IN on musicians standing and playing music, people watching in the background. MS of a Mexican landscape to PAN of musicians and a singer, a girl and a baby sitting on the ground beside them. MCSs of musicians playing music, one of them singing (no sound).


Excerpt from
In Praise of Hands/Hommage aux mains
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Born Digital, ProRes
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
2048x1556, 1920 x 1080