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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 )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 759 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 )

35 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 605 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. he chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
The!kung san by John Marshall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using footage from 1978 through 1986, this video shows some of the dramatic changes in life-style and subsistence which the !Kung have undergone since their days of traditional gathering and hunting. No longer relying completely on foods obtained self-sufficiently, we glimpse the! Kung being given hand-outs of mealie meal, spending earned money from working in the South African Army on alcohol and consumer goods, and living in areas which increase crowding and argument. Filmmaker and anthropologist John Marshall is filmed helping the !Kung negotiate with South African authorities their right to install a pump on traditional lands. With a move back to traditional lands, and development of cattle herding and planned agriculture, there is a small hope that !Kung can be successful in a mixed economy
Bitter melons( Visual )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 297 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
Titicut follies by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Bridgewater, this documentary shows harsh scenes of the life and treatment of the criminally insane inmates. Shows scenes of the daily life of the men, interspersed with shots from the inmates' talent show
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 263 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
The informant by John Marshall( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 249 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
To hold our ground : a field report by John Marshall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 236 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
Kung bushmen : hunting equipment by John Marshall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 236 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
A Kalahari family( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 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
Twenty-One Dollars or Twenty-One Days( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest tells his story in night court
Three domestics by John Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 229 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
Vermont kids by John Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
N/um tchai : the ceremonial dance of the!Kung Bushmen by John Marshall( Visual )

24 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 212 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
The Cinema of John Marshall( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 185 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 )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 166 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
An argument about a marriage by John Marshall( Visual )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 152 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
The wasp nest by John Marshall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 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
The meat fight by John Marshall( Visual )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 151 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
The 4th and 5th and the exclusionary rule by John Marshall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film consists of sequences from the Pittsburgh Police footage intercut with a panel discussion moderated by Professor James Vorenberg of Harvard Law School. Community organizers, police, students and lawyers discussed the issues raised by four sequences, including the implications of the 4th and 5th Constitutional amendments, and the Exclusionary Rule of Evidence for search, seizure, and interrogation procedures. The film demonstrates the multiplicity of roles in police work, and examines the conflicts between how the police define their duties and what the public expects of them
 
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