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Brandeis University Center for Documentary Anthropology

Overview
Works: 24 works in 60 publications in 4 languages and 1,307 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Ethnographic films  Short films  Music  Personal narratives  Songs and music  Case studies  Unedited footage  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer
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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 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela and Brazil. Spans an eight-year time of study. Uses map graphics and much on-location filming. Concentrates on growth and classification of tribes, individual members, and physical layout of the villages
The Ax Fight by Timothy Asch( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 204 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 K Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 136 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
A rite of passage by John Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 121 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 by John Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 119 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
Curing ceremony by John Marshall( Visual )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Nilo-Saharan and English and held by 112 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
N!owa t'ama : the melon tossing game by John Marshall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a large repertoire of !Kung Bushman games, the melon tossing game is unique in the complexity and stability of its music and in the frequency with which it is played
Yanomamo: A Multidisciplinary Study by James V Neel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 52 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the difficulty of survival in the central Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, in a zone where game is scarce because waterholes are dry most of the year. A native musician performs songs about animals, the land, and the social life. Includes traditional music, dances, and children's games
The Feast by Robert Hass( 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
Children's Magical Death( 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
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 5 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 Yanomamo Indian children of Bisaasi-teri in southern Venezuela. The missionaries describe their philosopphy and methods for acculturating the Yanomama to Western ways and Christianity. From the Yanomamo series, N. Chagnon
The wasp nest by John Marshall( Visual )

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

In this film, a group of women and children gather sweet, fresh berries and sha roots. The younger women, led by N!ai, bait a nest of wasps. As the day wears on, Debe, N!ai's youngest son, grows restless. Di!ai asks N!ai to take Debe home, but she refuses, and walks off to join the younger women
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
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
Debe's tantrum( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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