Filmmaker, anthropologist

Margot Dias

Nuremberg (Germany), 1908 - Óbidos (Portugal), 2001.

She was a pianist, ethnomusicologist and ethnographic filmmaker

Between 1958 and 1961, the anthropologist Margot Dias shot 28 films in Mozambique and Angola, which belong to the Film Archive of the National Museum of Ethnology (Museu Nacional de Etnologia) in Lisbon. These films were made within the "study Missions on the Ethnic Minorities of the Portuguese Overseas Territories" headed by Jorge Dias and represent one of the first uses of ethnographic film within Portuguese anthropological studies.

(Source: Gartenberg Media)

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