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Brandeis University Center for Documentary Anthropology

Overview
Works: 24 works in 60 publications in 4 languages and 1,349 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Music  Personal narratives  Case studies  Short films  Folklore  Interactive multimedia  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 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela. Includes information about the Yanomamo, such as their system of kinship ties, their religious beliefs and ceremonies, and the growth and fissioning of their widely scattered villages. Chagnon's commentary touches on the problems of the fieldworker, and the ambiguities of the anthropologist's role and his relation to the subjects of his study
The ax fight by Timothy Asch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 218 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; 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 182 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 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a healing ceremony of a pregnant!Kung woman
Debe's tantrum by John Marshall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 144 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
A rite of passage by John Marshall( Visual )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 131 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
The meat fight( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 89 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
Yanomamö a multidisciplinary study by James V Neel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) 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 jungles
Bitter melons( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 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 )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yanomamo feasts are ceremonial, social, economic, and political events. Men adorn their bodies with paint and feathers to display their strength in dance and ritualized aggression; trading partnerships are established or affirmed; and alliances are created or tested. In this film, the Patanowa-teri invite the Mahekodo-teri to their village. The two groups had been allies until a few years earlier, when they fought over the abduction of a woman. Through feasting, trading, dancing and chanting, a new alliance is formed
Debe's tantrum( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Nilo-Saharan and English and held by 7 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
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
Children throw toy assegais by John Marshall( 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 by John Marshall( 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
Playing with scorpions by John Marshall( 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
Weeding the garden Dedeheiwä weeds and rests in his garden( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the Yanomamö Indians of southern Venezuela, Dedeheiwä, a headman of Mishimishimabowei-teri weeds his extensive garden with his family. Filmed in 1971
The meat fight( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 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
 
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Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. Center for Documentary Anthropology

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