title from credits (published work) -- archival collection
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Timothy Asch Papers and photographs are archived in the National Anthropological Archives, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Deposited by Timothy Asch and Napoleon Chagnon in 1984
Edited film produced from the 1971 Yanomamo Film project shot in the Amazon Basin of southern Venezuela and northern Brazil between the Negro and the Upper Orinoco rivers. The film documents a fight which erupts in Mishimishimabowei-teri Village involving clubs, machetes, and axes. The footage, which is repeated four times, includes: (1) the unedited record of the fight, (2) a replay of the fight scenes in slow motion in which key figures and their kinship relations are identified, (3) a discussion of the fight in terms of kinship structure which illustrates the fight as a pattern of conflict and alliance over time, and (4) an edited version.
COHEN, Hart, The Ax Fight: Mapping Anthropology on Film. CINE TRACTS: A JOURNAL OF FILM AND CULTURAL STUDIES 2(2): 61-73. 1979
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD