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Catalog # 187
Title Maria! Indian Pottery of San Ildefonso (D)
Filmmaker Rick Krepela
Year 1972
Subject Art
Format VHS
Region USA
Description Produced by Educational Video Network, Victorian Video, National Park Service. 1972, 1997, 1999 ISBN: ? Summary Maria Martinez, noted American Indian pottery maker demonstrates the traditional Indian ways in pottery making, beginning with the spreading of corn pollen before clay is gathered. Also shown are the mixing of the clay, construction of pottery, hand decorating and building of the firing mound. BONUS FEATURE PABLITA VELARDE Pablita Velarde a native American Indian and noted painter. Born in 1918 in the Pueblo of Santa Clara and educated at a mission, her artistic talents were encouraged by her teachers. Through her work at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico, Pablita records the traditions and legends of her ancient people so that future tribal generations may know and understand their heritage. Here we see Pablita mixing her own paints from natural earth- found materials, sketching in the wilderness, teaching young Indian children. She captures on canvas, the essence and ceremonies customs, and present day Pueblo life. Total DVD running time 47 min Descript 1 videocassette (27 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series ? Cast Maria Martinez; Popvi Da (Actor), Rick Krepela (Director) Subject Native American pottery making