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Kalfam Productions, Inc

Overview
Works: 10 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 150 library holdings
Genres: Ethnographic films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television mini-series  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Ethnographic television programs 
Classifications: DT1058.K86, 968.81
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kalfam Productions, Inc
A Kalahari family( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 78 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."
A Kalahari family( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 31 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
A Kalahari Family Part 1: A Far Country( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1951, the Marshall family set out to document the life of the Bushmen of the Kalahari. After a week of hard travel in desert-adapted vehicles, they met Toma Tsamkxao and his Ju/'hoan band in Nyae Nyae. In their own words, Toma's extended family decribes how they survive by gathering bush foods and hunting game. Thus begins a relationship between the Ju/'hoansi and the Marshalls that will last over half a century.--Container
Death by myth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Namibian independence attracts vast amounts of international aid, but development programs no longer benefit Ju/'hoan farms. We witness the power of the "Bushman myth", belief that Ju/'hoansi live uniquely in harmony with nature and are born to hunt. Promised great wealth, Ju/'hoansi vote to establish a nature conservancy. When their profits are a meager 75 Namibian dollars ($10.50 US) each, Ju/'hoansi ask, "Where is all the money going"?
A Kalahari family( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ju/'hoan farming communities are established in 1983, but the government plans a game reserve on Ju/'hoan land where people will be encouraged to act like "Bushmen" for the amusement of tourists. This segment documents a decade of grassroots efforts by the Ju/'hoansi to stake a claim to their traditional lands. International pressure for South Africa to leave South West Africa escalates. Relations between Ju/'hoansi and the government improve, and the government decides to promote trophy hunting on Ju/'hoan lands. Delegates from the farming communities meet for the first all-Ju/'hoansi convention to write down the laws by which they hope to govern their land
A Kalahari family( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International aid no longer benefits Namibian development programs. When farms fail many people are forced to return to the poverty and squalid conditions of Tsumkwe
A Kalahari Family Part 2: End of the Road( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978, after a twenty year separation, John Marshall is reunited with Toma and!U's family. Like a majority of Ju/'hoansi, they have settled at Tsumkwe, an administrative post established by the South Africans who govern the territory of South West Africa. They came in search of water, employment, and what they hoped would be an easier life. But in Tsumkwe, Ju/'hoansi survive on corn meal rations, while the few with money and jobs buy liquor. Drunkenness, violence, and the disease of poverty are rampant and painfully depicted in this film
A Kalahari Family Part 4: Standing Tall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989, after twelve decades of colonial rule, South West Africa is about to become independent Namibia. Twenty-eight Ju/'hoan farming communities have been established, but the people's legal claim to their traditional lands in Nyae Nyae remains in question. This film documents the efforts of members of the Ju/'hoan farmers' co-op to find their relatives in white ranching districts and black ethnic homelands and help them return to Nyae Nyae and farm. The film depicts the desperate lives of the dispossessed Bushmen-poor, hungry, exploited among whom the co-op members meet/Qui Chapman. Qui, a highly skilled Ju/'hoan farmer, works for a white rancher and earns 120 Rand ($80 US) a month. Forced to buy all his family needs from the rancher's store, essentially /Qui works for cornmeal
End of the road( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Marshall is reunited with Toma's family in 1978. Like a majority of Ju/'hoansi, they have settled at Tsumkwe, an administrative post run by the South African government. They came looking for water, jobs and an easier life, but found poverty, malnutrition and violence. Desperate for a more stable existence, the family heads back to their traditional water hole, /Gautcha, with shovels, cattle and plans to start farming
Real water( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ju/'hoan farming communities are established in 1983, but the government plans a game reserve on Ju/'hoan land where people will be encouraged to act like "Bushmen" for the amusement of tourists. This segment documents a decade of grassroots efforts by the Ju/'hoansi to stake a claim to their traditional lands. International pressure for South Africa to leave South West Africa escalates. Relations between Ju/'hoansi and the government improve, and the government decides to promote trophy hunting on Ju/'hoan lands. Delegates from the farming communities meet for the first all-Ju/'hoansi convention to write down the laws by which they hope to govern their land
 
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Languages
English (12)