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Marshall, John 1932-2005

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N!ai, the story of a !Kung woman by John Marshall( Visual )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of footage of the!Kung people of Namibia from 1951 through 1978. Focuses on the changes in the life of these people as seen through the reflections of one woman, N!ai
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

37 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic documentary, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. 'The Hunters' focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
Titicut follies by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. This film documents the various ways the inmates are treated by the guards, social workers and psychiatrists
The!Kung San: Resettlement by John Marshall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In comparison to!Kung San: Traditional Life, this video shows some of the dramatic changes in life-style that Ju/'hoansi had experienced by 1986. No longer able to rely on hunting and gathering for subsistence, Ju/'hoansi collect mealie meal welfare, spend money earned from army jobs on alcohol and consumer goods, and live in a crowded area with increased fighting and illness
Bitter Melons( Visual )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 342 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 /Gwi, performs songs about animals, the land, and the social life. Describes the life of the /Gwi, including traditional music, dances, children's games, and hunting, planting, and food preparation
Pull Ourselves Up or Die Out by John Marshall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video, shot between 1980-1984, was an outgrowth of research conducted by John Marshall and Claire Ritchie during those years
The Informant by John Marshall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film focuses on a black burglary suspect who, during interrogation by police offers his services as an "undercover" informant - providing the police will suppress his charge
!Kung Bushmen Hunting Equipment by John Marshall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film shows in detail all the pieces in the Ju/'hoan hunting kit and how each piece is made and used, from the collection of the raw materials to the final fabrication, including the preparation of poison arrows
To Hold Our Ground: A Field Report by John Marshall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thousands of years Ju/'hoansi have lived in the Nyae Nyae region in northeastern Namibia. In the 1950s, most Ju/'hoansi had been exterminated or were dispossessed by white colonists and black farmers, but in Nyae Nyae Ju/'hoansi were still the only permanent inhabitants
Vermont kids by John Marshall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du site du film: In the summer of 1975 John Marshall and Roger Hart documented the outdoor play activities of the children in a small Vermont town. Roger had just completed his dissertation from Clark University on the geography of children. John's 13 hours of 16mm footage comprised part of his detailed research on children's outdoor lives, studying the role of play in children's psychological development as well as its relationship to their understanding of nature and their surroundings. The long takes of children completely absorbed in their own private worlds provide a rare document of the complexity, creativity, and spontaneity of children at play. A year after shooting, Roger received an invitation from the BBC to make a film on children's creative activity outdoors. John's footage of the children's imaginative play constituted more than half of the program Play and Place: Transforming Environments produced for the Open University division of the BBC. On the day of broadcast it was selected as the "Pick of the Day" by The London Times, and the director of the BBC called the film's producer from his vacation to congratulate him on the remarkably moving footage of children's free play
Three Domestics by John Marshall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film shows Pittsburgh police intervening in three domestic situations: (1) A woman wants the police to remove the man she has been living with in common law. They arrange for his arrest on an assault and battery charge; (2) A woman accuses her boyfriend of beating her and the man accuses her of lying. The police remove the man with some difficulty; (3) A boisterous and drunken father is removed from his house to spend the night in jail at the insistence of his wife and older son. Throughout the sequence, the father is cared for by his younger son
N/um tchai : the ceremonial dance of the!Kung Bushmen by John Marshall( Visual )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a formalized Bushman curing ceremony in the Kalahari Desert area of South West Africa by showing an all-night n/um tchai (medicine dance) in which a number of men go into trance and exercise special curing powers. Divided into two parts: the first reviews and explains typical dance scenes; the second shows the ceremony without narration
A Kalahari family( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1951, Laurence and Lorna Marshall and their two children, Elizabeth and John, set out to find the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. Their aim was to study and document their life and culture. While in Nyae Nyae the Marshall family documented everyday life as well as unusual events and activities, producing a massive body of work that continues to define the fields of anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking today. Encapsulating 50 years of Namibian history, A Kalahari Family represents a lifetime of documentation, research, and personal contact by filmmaker John Marshall
The Cinema of John Marshall by Jay Ruby( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cinema of John Marshall explores the life and art of the pioneering ethnographic filmmaker. Its centerpiece is an autobiographical essay in which Marshall assesses his forty-year involvement with the San peoples (Bushmen) of South Africa and his films, from the 1957 award winning "The Hunters" to his current work in progress, "Death by Myth." The book weaves together the political economy of San dispossession, history and ethnography, personal narratives of historical importance, and expositions of film techniques and film language. The first English language study of the man and his work, The Cinema of John Marshall conveys the complex unity of Marshall's life: the filmic, the intellectual, the political, and the human"--Publisher description
A Kalahari Family Part 5: Death By Myth( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International aid no longer benefits Namibian development programs. When farms fail many people are forced to return to the poverty and squalid conditions of Tsumkwe
Twenty-one dollars or twenty-one days( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest tells his story in night court, but the judge sentences him to pay twenty-one dollars or serve twenty-one days in jail
901/904( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this film we accompany patrol cars 901 and 904 as they ply the streets of Pittsburgh. The diversity of situations to which the policemen are called upon to respond are striking: from a man who is furious because he can not get his twenty dollar deposit refunded on an exhaust system that does not fit his car, to an elderly white man who says he wants to shoot the black teenagers playing handball on his house wall, to a group of white teenage youths loitering in the street on a sultry summer day. Scenes from short films such as Henry is Drunk and A Forty Dollar Misunderstanding are intercut with other material, including footage in the police station where the men talk about their experiences. The striking element in many of the scenes is the level of frustration, anger, and at times a feeling of impending violence. This is true of the policemen themselves (from "I'm not talking nice no more" to some brutal beatings), as well of the people of the city, who speak of guns and fear. As Laura Nader points out in the film Little Injustices, the typical American ignorance of, and lack of access to, the law so often leads not to the resolution of but to the escalation of conflict. As one irritated man exclaims to the officer who seems to dismiss his complaint as though he were just a cantankerous old pest, "That's where I'd like to know the definition of breaking the law!" Viewing this film, we also understand the exhaustion that police work often entails, for the policemen often have no real solutions themselves. It is clear why policemen are so often the victims of public rage, and why they in turn may vent their own frustrations on the public
Investigation of a Hit and Run( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows the investigation of a hit-and-run accident by two officers, with the initial reports, the questioning of people who witnessed the eighteen-year-old suspect, and his girlfriend's subsequent interrogation and statement. A number of factors complicate the case: the suspect was without a driver's license; he reported the car stolen to cover himself; he could not be persuaded to confess; and the girl was pregnant. The police use considerable pressure on the girl, and treat her eventual statement as though it were a confession
You wasn't loitering by John Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film treats the problem of loitering. In a number of sequences, police warn youths, police administrators discuss enforcement of loitering laws, officers are insulted, and several youths are arrested
A Kalahari Family Part 2: End of the Road( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Marshall is reunited with Toma's family in 1978. Like a majority of Ju/'hoansi, they have settled at Tjum!kui, an administrative post run by the South African government. They came looking for water, jobs and an easier life, but found poverty, malnutrition and violence. Desperate for a more stable existence, the family heads back to their traditional water hole, /Aotcha, with shovels, cattle, and plans to start farming
 
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