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Marshall, John 1932-2005

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Most widely held works by John Marshall
N!ai the story of a !Kung woman by John Marshall( Visual )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Khoisan and held by 708 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 )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 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 )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stark and graphic documentary of the conditions that existed at the state prison for the criminally insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Shows scenes of the daily life of the men, interspersed with shots from the inmates' talent show. Documents the various ways the inmates are treated by guards, social workers and psychiatrists
A Kalahari family( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 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
N/um tchai the ceremonial dance of the!Kung Bushmen by John Marshall( Visual )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and Khoisan and held by 233 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
Pull ourselves up or die out by John Marshall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An example of "advocacy anthropology," this video asserts in caption, voice-over and pictures, that the 8000 !Kung San people in Namibia/South West Africa "will die out" if they are removed from their land -- it is clear that they indeed are being dispossessed. What will die out is their traditional culture; whether as individuals they will die out is another question
You wasn't loitering by John Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 205 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
Twenty-one dollars or twenty-one days( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest tells his story in night court
Manifold controversy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A customer tries to explain to police why he feels he has been cheated out of an exhaust system by a garage owner
Henry is drunk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pittsburgh police observe a man's questionable driving pattern and request him to leave his car and take a cab
The Cinema of John Marshall( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 184 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
The!kung san by John Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 181 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
To hold our ground a field report by John Marshall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1950's most Ju/'hoansi had been exterminated or were dispossessed by white colonists and black farmers from the Nyae Nyae region in northeastern Namibia. In 1982 a development foundation, funded by European Non- Government Organizations, was started to help Ju/'hoansi keep Eastern Bushmanland and develop subsistence farming. This report, produced in conjunction with a major Land Rights Conference in Namibia in 1991, shows the Ju/'hoan struggle to hold onto their last fragment of land
After the game( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police search for drugs in a house where they arrest a group of boys who return from a basketball game and are accused of having a loud party and sniffing glue
Curing ceremony by John Marshall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a healing ceremony of a pregnant!Kung woman
A joking relationship by John Marshall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film depicts a moment of flirtation between N!ai, the young wife of /Gunda, and her great-uncle /Ti!kay. The two share a "joking relationship," a Ju/'hoan kin relationship which provides opportunities for casual intimacy, emotional release, and support
Nothing hurt but my pride( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film consists of several sequences related to arrests after street fights involving policemen, and discussions of the incidents by the police in cars and at the station
Wrong kid( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The police, looking for a suspect, question the wrong youth
Youth and the man of property( Visual )

2 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suburban couple calls the police to intervene after being harassed by a youth
A forty dollar misunderstanding( Visual )

2 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policemen intervene when a woman calls to complain that her boyfriend stole forty dollars. The argument soon escalates as the man refuses to admit that he took any money, and the woman, losing her temper, crashes a glass window and cuts her hand. The police try their best to diffuse the situation and eventually take the woman away from the scene
 
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John Marshall Amerikaans antropoloog en documentairemaker

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Marshall, J. 1932-2005

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