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Marshall, John 1932-2005

Overview
Works: 142 works in 364 publications in 3 languages and 7,181 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Music  Interviews  Pictorial works  Case studies  History  Documentary films  Folklore  Constitution  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer , fmk, Interviewee
Classifications: GN303, 968.83
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by John Marshall, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Marshall
N!ai the story of a!Kung woman by John Marshall ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 655 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 ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 498 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
A Kalahari family ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 200 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 )
20 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents a formalized Bushman healing ceremony in the Nyae Nyae region of South West Africa (present day Namibia). The film opens with a brief introduction to the role of n/um tchai, or "medicine dance", in healing and in warding off evil, followed by scenes from the ceremony itself
The Cinema of John Marshall by Jay Ruby ( Book )
2 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
Bitter melons ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 181 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 156 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 )
2 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 138 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
The 4th and 5th and the exclusionary rule by John Marshall ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 136 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
Dodoth morning a film by Timothy Asch ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 131 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
Inside/outside station nine by John Marshall ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 131 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
To hold our ground a field report by John Marshall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 127 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
Where are the Ju/wasi of Nyae Nyae? : changes in a Bushman society, 1958-1981 by John Marshall ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playing with scorpions by John Marshall ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Children tempt fate, playing with scorpions
A rite of passage by John Marshall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 122 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
You wasn't loitering by John Marshall ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 120 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
Tug-of-war, Bushmen by John Marshall ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and Khoisan and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boys in two teams wrestle over a length of rubber hose
Kung bushmen hunting equipment by John Marshall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 117 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
Remembering John Marshall by David Tamés ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of filmmaker and activist John Kennedy Marshall who began his career in the 1950s documenting the lives of the Ju/'hoansi people of Namibia - among the last remaining hunter-gatherers - for anthropological audiences. In the 1980s Marshall became an activist helping the Ju/'hoansi fight for land and water rights. He made important contributions to cinéma vérité filmmaking and leaves behind an extensive ethnographic film archive including over 20 films on the Ju'/hoansi. Features interviews with Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Robert Gordon, Alexandra Eliot Marshall, Cynthia Close, Sandeep Ray, Karma Foley, Jayasinhji Jhala, and Rakhi Jhala
Margaret Mead a portrait by a friend ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
French filmmaker Jean Rouch interviews AMNH anthropologist Margaret Mead. Mead speaks about her personal history, her family, her influences and mentors, and her field work in Bali, New Guinea, and Manus (also known as Great Admiralty Island). Mead and Rouch walk through the AMNH Hall of Pacific Peoples, and she discusses her theories about museum exhibits. They also visit the Dept. of Anthropology specimen storage area. Towards the conclusion of her interview, Mead considers the history of anthropology and speculates on its future role in building new cultures
 
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Alternative Names
Marshall, J. 1932-2005
Marshall, J. (John), 1932-2005
Marshall John K. 1932-2005
Languages
English (158)
Khoisan (6)
German (1)