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Creator:
Asch, Timothy 1932-1994  Search this
Ethnographer:
Chagnon, Napoleon A. 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
reference one video cassette (22 minutes) sound color 1/2 inch
master one video cassette (22 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
archival original one film reel (792 feet) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Yanomamo Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Venezuela
Orinoco River
South America
Date:
1974
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 1971 Yanomamo film project shot in the Amazon Basin of southern Venezuela and northern Brazil between the Negro and the Upper Orinoco rivers. One of two related films which presents a versions of the myth of "Naro the Ugly" which deals with Naro's jealousy over his brother's wives. The myth describes the origins of harmful magic among the Yanomamo. Viewed in conjunction with the film MYTH OF NARO AS TOLD BY KAOBAWA, it provides a comparative view of narrative performance and oratorical style 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
Myths--malign magic--Yanomamo  Search this
Oral performance--myths--Yanomamo  Search this
Storytelling--Yanomamo  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1984.16.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218449