STK-ID 38887

Various MCSs and PANs on Ocumicho villagers, in line for a contest, with their ceramic devils in their hands, some of them hold cards with names on, people watching in background. CSs of ceramic devils, the winners receiving money from one judge's contest. Several CUs of faces of people watching. MS and ZOOM IN to CS of a Huichol (Wixárika) woman weaving yarns with the warp attached to her feet in order to create tension. MCS and CS of her hands, MS of her sitting on ground, daughter and son sitting in front of house. CS and MCS of face of daughter working on a piece of embroidery. Cut to MCS of man with skein of wool around his knees winding wool into a ball. CS of hands and feet of woman to ZOOM OUT on her and kids. CS of her face. CS of her hands weaving. MS to ZOOM OUT on young boys bathing in river mud. MCSs of four boys playing in river mud, near Ocumicho village.


Excerpt from
In Praise of Hands/Hommage aux mains
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio