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Miesmer, Adrienne

Works: 1 works in 19 publications in 2 languages and 388 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic television programs  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Case studies  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Director
Classifications: DT1058.K86, 916.88
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Most widely held works by Adrienne Miesmer
N!ai the story of a !Kung woman by John Marshall( Visual )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film provides a broad overview of Ju/'hoan life, both past and present, and an intimate portrait of N!ai, a Ju/'hoan woman who in 1978 was in her mid-thirties. N!ai tells her own story, and in so doing, the story of Ju/'hoan life over a thirty year period. "Before the white people came we did what we wanted," N!ai recalls, describing the life she remembers as a child: following her mother to pick berries, roots, and nuts as the season changed; the division of giraffe meat; the kinds of rain; her resistance to her marriage to /Gunda at the age of eight; and her changing feelings about her husband when he becomes a healer. As N!ai speaks, the film presents scenes from the 1950's that show her as a young girl and a young wife. The uniqueness of N!ai may lie in its tight integration of ethnography and history. While it portrays the changes in Ju/'hoan society over thirty years, it never loses sight of the individual, N!ai. Filmmaker: John Marshall, Adrienne Miesmer
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.37 for N!ai the s ... to 0.37 for N!ai the s ...)