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Marshall, John 1932-2005

Overview
Works: 167 works in 546 publications in 5 languages and 8,804 library holdings
Genres: Ethnographic films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Music  History  Pictorial works  Filmed interviews  Interviews  Case studies 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Producer, Editor, Film editor, Cinematographer , Photographer, fmk, Interviewee, Other, dir
Classifications: GN303, 968.83
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Most widely held works by John Marshall
N!ai the story of a !Kung woman by John Marshall( Visual )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 687 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 )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 503 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
Bitter melons( Visual )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 321 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
The!kung san by John Marshall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the lifestyle and subsistence changes of the Ju/'hoansi people from a hunter-gatherer society to being dependent on government handouts and jobs
A Kalahari family( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 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( Visual )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a formalized Bushman curing ceremony in the Kalahari Desert area of Southwest Africa by showing an all-night "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 subtitles or narration
The Cinema of John Marshall by Jay Ruby( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 182 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
You wasn't loitering by John Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 172 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
The wasp nest by John Marshall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 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
To hold our ground a field report by John Marshall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 157 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
A rite of passage by John Marshall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 155 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 informant by John Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 152 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
Pull ourselves up or die out by John Marshall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 149 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
Inside/outside station nine by John Marshall( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of short sequences show some of the events and people in the daily lives of several policemen: their intervention in domestic quarrels, the handling of a hit-and-run case, the approaches taken toward loitering youths, a drunk and disorderly charge being made in Magistrate's Court, and the interrogation of a burglary suspect. Police force candidates are shown being interviewed by members of the police department
Kung bushmen hunting equipment by John Marshall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film shows in detail all the pieces of the !Kung 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
An argument about a marriage by John Marshall( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 144 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
Dodoth morning a film by Timothy Asch( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study of the Dodoth tribe of northern Uganda. Focuses on one morning's family activities which illustrate the Dodoths' social roles, division of labor between the sexes, marital customs, parent-child relationships, village organization, and religious and mythological beliefs
Between two worlds John Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary filmmaker John Marshall discusses his long career in a conversation with Cynthia Close, Executive Director of Documentary Educational Resources
The meat fight( Visual )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 141 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
If it fits( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the once thriving industrial town of Haverhill, Massachusetts, which now resembles a ghost town. This film focuses on the dying industrial town and its politicians' search for votes over such issues as municipal spending, rising taxes, the revitalization of depressed areas, and attracting new industry
 
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John Marshall Amerikaans antropoloog en documentairemaker

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Marshall, J. 1932-2005

Marshall, J. (John), 1932-2005

Marshall John K. 1932-2005

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