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Creator:
Asch, Timothy 1932-1994  Search this
Ethnographer:
Chagnon, Napoleon A. 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel (1,044 feet) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Yanomamo Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Venezuela
Orinoco River
South America
Date:
1968
Notes:
Supplementary materials: publications, production records
Title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Timothy Asch papers are in the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Ethnographic filmmaker
Summary:
Edited film from the 1968 Yanomamo film project shot in the Amazon Basin of southern Venezuela and northern Brazil between the Negro and the Upper Orinoco rivers. Film documents a village feast held to re-establish an alliance between two Yanomamo groups, the Patanowa-teri and the Mahekodo-teri. At this ceremonial event, Yanomamo men adorn their bodies with paint and feathers and display their strength in dance and ritualized aggression. The film provides a context for understanding the social, political, and economic entailments of ceremonial reciprocity among the Yanomamo.
Publications:
YANOMAMO: THE FIERCE PEOPLE, Napoleon Chagnon, 1977. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Ceremony--feasts--Yanomano  Search this
Weapons--ritual aggression--Yanomamo  Search this
Dwellings--shabono--Yanomamo  Search this
Aggression--ritualized--Yanomamo  Search this
Warfare--Yanomamo  Search this
Adornment--ceremonial--feathers--body paint--Yanomamo  Search this
Dance--ritual--Yanomamo  Search this
Exchange--ceremonial--alliances--Yanomamo  Search this
Food preparation--feasts--Yanomamo  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1984.16.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218444