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The Hunters 1957

Creator:
Marshall, John ethnographic filmmaker (1932-2005 )
Physical description:
3 film reels (2,650 feet) sound color 16mm archival original
preservation 3 film reels (2,657 feet) sound color 16mm
master 3 film reels (2,657 feet) sound color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Namibia
Date:
1957
Topic:
Language and culture
Giraffe
Local number:
HSFA 2005.11.27
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Summary:
Edited film, documenting the Ju/'hoansi (!Kung Bushmen) in the Nyae-Nyae region of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, was shot during the Peabody Museum Expeditions led by Laurence Marshall and supported by the Smithsonian Institution. This film, shot by John Marshall over numerous expeditions in the fifties, is an in-depth look at the struggle for survival in a hot and arid climate and focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their family group. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of their folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
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