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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 )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 714 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 )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 528 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 )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial documentary account of life behind the walls of an institution for the criminally insane, located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Shows scenes of the daily life of the men, interspersed with shots from the inmates' talent show, the "Titicut Follies."
Bitter melons( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 243 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
A Kalahari family( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 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 )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 189 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
You wasn't loitering by John Marshall( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 184 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 Cinema of John Marshall by Jay Ruby( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 183 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
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 and aired on Namibian television, 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 175 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
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 172 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 )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 171 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
Vermont kids by John Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 168 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. 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 rite of passage by John Marshall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 163 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
Twenty-one dollars or twenty-one days( Visual )

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

A man arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest tells his story in night court
Between two worlds John Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 156 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
Inside/outside station nine by John Marshall( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 155 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
First film( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the 1951 Marshall family expedition to what is now Namibia. Includes a wealth of information about Ju/'hoansi society, including details of material culture and social structure
The wasp nest by John Marshall( Visual )

7 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
 
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John Marshall Amerikaans antropoloog en documentairemaker

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Marshall, J. 1932-2005

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