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Jungle Warriors of the Amazon 1973-1974 Man TV

Catalog Data

Physical description:
reference 1 film reel (1,800 feet) sound color 16mm
archival original 1 film reel (1,800 feet) sound color 16mm
Waura  Search this
Kamaiurá Indians  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
South America
Matto Grosso
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: publicity materials, article, logs
Donated by Nippon A-V Productions in 2004
Television broadcast series produced by Jun'ichi Ushiyama for Nippon A-V (NAV) was originally produced for Japanese audiences and later modified and released in an English language version. This film was shot during four expeditions over a 16 month period the Kamayura, Waura, Txkahamais of the Matto Grosso, Brazil. Filmed are a mock battle between the Kamayura and Wauras to appease the spirits of the war dead which includes masked men collecting foods to entertain guests, wrestling matches between males, and exchange of goods; hunting tortoises, monkeys and tapirs; rainy season festival; and gathering and cooking of "mandioca" (manioc) and catching and eating ants.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
Hunting  Search this
Festival  Search this
Wrestling  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2004.10.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives D:1 D:4 D:9 D:11 D:13 D:19
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives