A collection of films about the Asmat produced by the L.D.Holmes Museum of Anthropology.
These films are copyright by the L. D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology and are free for educational usage. Any commercial, broadcast or other use is prohibited except by written permission from the Director of the L. D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology. All rights reserved, 2007.
(2009-04-30)A presentation by the Director of the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology, Jerry Martin, about the museum's field collecting trip to the Asmat region of New Guinea Island. Record at the Lambda Alpha Symposium - April 7, 2007.
(2009-04-17)This is an outtake from the Lives of Our Ancestors film. It is a much longer version of the speech given in that film and contains much ethnographic information about the preparations and process of a bisj ceremony.
(2009-04-16)This video presents the carving of an Asmat drum, called a tifa. It was filmed in the summer of 2007 by Troy Belford and Jerry Martin.
(2009-04-16)This video describes the preparations and performance of the climax of an Asmat Bis cermony as practiced by the people of Papua, Indonesia - the Western Side of New Guinea Island.