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Brandeis University Center for Documentary Anthropology

Overview
Works: 27 works in 59 publications in 4 languages and 1,266 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Ethnographic films  Music  Personal narratives  Case studies  Short films  Interactive multimedia  Folklore  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F2520.1.Y3, 987.06
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Most widely held works by Brandeis University
A man called "Bee" : studying the Yanomamö by Napoleon A Chagnon( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
The ax fight by Timothy Asch( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-part analysis of a fight in a Yanomamo Indian village between local descent groups. Includes an unedited record of the event; a slow-motion replay of the fight with commentary; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version
An argument about a marriage by John Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a conflict between two groups of Bushmen (!Kung) in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa over the legitimacy of a marriage and a child born out of wedlock. Skillful mediation prevents violence
Curing ceremony by John Marshall( Visual )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a healing ceremony of a pregnant!Kung woman
The meat fight( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the peaceful resolution of a dispute between two!Kung bands in Namibia involving the distribution of meat from a slain hartebeeste. Photographed on a 1957-58 expedition sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution
A rite of passage( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about life among the!Kung, who live in the Kalahari desert. Shows a small ceremony called "marking" which takes place when a!Kung boy kills his first antelope
Debe's tantrum by John Marshall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 5-year-old Debe is not allowed to accompany his mother on a gathering expedition he resorts to a temper tantrum to get his way
Yanomamö : a multidisciplinary study by James V Neel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the field techniques and findings of teams from such disciplines as human genetics, anthropology, epidemiology, dentistry, linguistics, and medicine as they conduct a biological-anthropological study of the Yanoamö Indians in the jungles of Venezuela and Brazil
Bitter melons( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the difficulty of survival in the central Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. A native musician, a member of a Bushman group called the G/wi, performs songs about animals, the land, and daily life. Describes the G/wi, traditional music, dances, children's games, and hunting, planting, and food preparation
Children's magical death : a film about the Yanomamo Indians near the headwaters of the Orinoco River in southern Venezuela, 1971( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this film about the Yanomamo Indians who live near the headwaters of the Orinoco River in Southern Venezuela, a group of young Yanomamo Indian boys imitate a ritual performed by their fathers. They pretend to be shamans, blowing ashes into each other's noses and chanting to the spirits
The Feast( Visual )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the first stages of alliance formation between two mutually hostile Yanomanō Indian villages in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. Describes in detail the preparations for a feast involving the inhabitants of the villages and presents scenes of chanting, dancing, and trading at the feast
Tug of war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short segment of film showing!Kung boys in two teams play tug of war with a length of rubber hose
Ya̧nomamö interactive : the ax fight( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film "The Ax Fight" (originally released in 1975) on CD-ROM with added essays, unedited footage, genealogical charts, and hyperlinks to the footage
Debe's tantrum( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in Nilo-Saharan and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 5 year old Debe is not allowed to accompany his mother on a gathering expedition he resorts to a temper tantrum to get his way
Children throw toy assegais( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Khoisan and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young boys throw toy spears into a tree, trying to make them stick in the bark
New Tribes Mission( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dedicated members of the New Tribes Mission attempt to teach the children of Bisaasi-teri the Christian way of life. The missionaries describe their philosophy and methods for acculturating the Yanomamo to Western ways and Christianity
The wasp nest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering wild foods is the basic subsistence activity in Nyae Nyae and is the responsibility of!Kung women. This film follows a group of women and children as they gather sweet, fresh berries and roots. The younger women bait a nest of wasps
The meat fight( Visual )

in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the absence of hierarchies and institutionalized authority, leadership among the!Kung derives from talent and experience. It is excercised spontaneously and informally in the mediation of conflicts. In this film, an argument arises between two bands when an antelope killed by a hunter from one band is found and distributed by a man from another band. The film illustrated the role of the leaders in!Kung society and the ability of the!Kung to settle disputes without violence and without formal political organization."--Container
Playing with scorpions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short segment of film showing!Kung children playing with scorpions
Curing ceremony( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shows a healing ceremony of a pregnant!Kung woman
 
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