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Marshall !Kung Video Project 1993

Catalog Data

Marshall, John ethnographic filmmaker (1932-2005 )  Search this
Physical description:
31 video cassettes (29 hours) sound color VHS reference (incomplete)
3 DVDs (3 hours 30 minutes) sound color DVD reference (incomplete)
167 video cassettes (72 hours 30 minutes) sound color NTSC BetacamSP master
131 video cassettes (65 hours 30 minutes) sound color NTSC BetacamSP archival original
44 video cassettes (22 hours) sound color SVHS archival original
1 video cassette (30 minutes) sound color PAL Hi-8 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title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection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; maps; audio tapes
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 processing of the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection, 1950-2000
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 Educational Resources (DER) deposited the 1981-2000 film, video, and audio and in 2008, DER deposited paper records, photographs, and master video copy of "A Kalahari Family." Maps used by the Marshall family for the early expeditions were deposited in 2008.
Full video record documents the Ju/'hoansi, Kalahari Desert. Shown are NNFC and NNDFN [SPELL OUT] meetings and activities; agricultural activities; daily life in villages; water access; growing elephant population; night vision footage of elephants; tame lioness demonstrates threat from lions; leopard study; Nyae Nyae village schools; health program; Land Use planning program and surveys; and an Australian Aboriginal group and a Norwegian Sami group visit to Nyae Nyae; and village visits. Also documented are a conversation about NNDFN management and the southern Africa indigenous groups conference in Gabarone, Botswana. Footage was shot by Peter Baker with additional photography by John Marshall.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Development  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Land use--Planning  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Farming  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Lions  Search this
Leopards  Search this
Nature conservation  Search this
Water  Search this
Government  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2005.11.12
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Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives