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Marshall, John ethnographic filmmaker (1932-2005 )  Search this
Physical description:
44 video cassettes (9 hours 10 minutes) sound color 1/2 inch VHS reference
19 film reels (19,766 feet) sound color 16mm archival original
!Kung (African people)  Search this
Projected media
Collection descriptions
South West Africa
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: production records including shot and sound logs
For supporting HSFA collections see also: 2007.17 (Robert Gesteland's daily log from the 1957-58 expedition); 2008.12 (National Geographic Society/Wolper Productions 1973 film project on John Marshall); and 2008.13 (Nippon TV ca. 1985 video project on John Marshall)
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research supported procesing of the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection, 1950-2000
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
The John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection was received over several years of accessioning from different parties. In 1983, John Marshall deposited the 1950-1978 film and audio with some production records. In 2005, Documentary Education Resources deposited the 1981-2000 film, video, and audio and paper records, photographs, and master video copy of "A Kalahari Family" in 2008. Maps used by the Marshall family on the early expeditions were deposited in 2008.
Full film record documents the Ju/'hoansi, Kalahari Desert. Shown are life and social issues in Tsumkwe, the administrative center; Ju/'hoansi in the military (South African Defense Force); effects of military pay; activities of the Ju/'hoan Bushman Development Foundation; village life; agricultural activities; National Assembly in Windhoek, including Ju/'hoan representatives /Gaishay "Martin" Toma and Geelbooi Kashe. Material from this project was used in "Fighting Tooth, Nail, and the Government" and "Pull Ourselves Up or Die Out." Film footage was shot by Cliff Bestall under the direction of John Marshall.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
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Local number:
HSFA 2005.11.2
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives