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If It Fits
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by Mark Erder, fl. 1978 and John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by Hugh Carter Donahue, fl. 1989 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1978), 58 mins
The once thriving industrial town of Haverhill, Massachusetts on the Merrimack River now resembles, in the words of one of the film's subjects, "a ghost town where you expect to see tumbleweeds come rolling down Main Street." This film examines a dying industrial town and its politicians' search for votes over suc...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by Mark Erder, fl. 1978 and John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by Hugh Carter Donahue, fl. 1989 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1978), 58 mins
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Kalahari Family, A Kalahari Family Part 3: Real Water
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005 and Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991; produced by Lorna Jean Marshall, 1898-2002 and John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 57 mins
Ju/'hoan farming communities multiply during the 1980s only to face a new threat. The Department of Nature Conservation wants to create a game reserve on Ju/'hoan territory. People will be forbidden to raise livestock or crops. Instead, Ju/'hoansi will be encouraged to act like "Bushmen" and hunt for the amusement...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005 and Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991; produced by Lorna Jean Marshall, 1898-2002 and John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 57 mins
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Kalahari Family, A Kalahari Family Part 5: Death By Myth
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 1 hour 27 mins
Namibian independence attracts vast amounts of international aid, but development programs no longer benefit Ju/'hoan farms. We witness the power of the "Bushman myth." This myth- a belief that Ju/'hoansi live uniquely in harmony with nature and are born to hunt. Promised great wealth, Ju/'hoansi vote to establish...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 1 hour 27 mins
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Kalahari Family, Part 1, A Far Country
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by Lorna Jean Marshall, 1898-2002 and John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family, Part 1 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 1 hour 27 mins
In 1951, the Marshall family set out to document the life of the Bushmen of the Kalahari. After a week of hard travel in desert-adapted vehicles, they met Toma Tsamkxao and his Ju/'hoan band in Nyae Nyae. In their own words, Toma's extended family describes how they survive by gathering bush foods and hunting game...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by Lorna Jean Marshall, 1898-2002 and John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family, Part 1 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 1 hour 27 mins
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Kalahari Family, Part 2, End of the Road
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005 and Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991; produced by Lorna Jean Marshall, 1898-2002 and John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family, Part 2 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 57 mins
John Marshall is reunited with Toma's family in 1978. Like a majority of Ju/'hoansi, they have settled at Tjum!kui, an administrative post run by the South African government. They came looking for water, jobs and an easier life, but found poverty, malnutrition and violence. Desperate for a more stable existence,...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005 and Claire Ritchie, fl. 1991; produced by Lorna Jean Marshall, 1898-2002 and John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family, Part 2 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 57 mins
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Kalahari Family, Part 4, Standing Tall
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family, Part 4 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 56 mins
After twelve decades of colonial rule, South West Africa is about to become the independent nation of Namibia and people are looking forward to democratic rule. Members of the newly formed, Ju/'hoan Farmers' Co-op travel throughout white ranching districts and black ethnic homelands to find long-lost relatives. Fo...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in Kalahari Family, Part 4 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 56 mins
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!Kung, The Hunters
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1957), 1 hour 11 mins
This re-release of an early classic in anthropological film follows the hunt of a giraffe by four men over a five-day period. The film was shot in 1952-53 on the third joint Smithsonian-Harvard Peabody sponsored Marshall family expedition to Africa to study Ju/'hoansi, one of the few surviving groups that lived by...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1957), 1 hour 11 mins
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!Kung, A Group of Women
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1961), 6 mins
Ju/'hoan women often share an intimate sociability and spend many hours together discussing their lives, enjoying each other's company and children. In this short film, Ju/'hoan women rest, talk and nurse their babies while lying in the shade of a baobab tree. This film is a good illustration of "collective mother...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005; produced by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1961), 6 mins
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!Kung, A Joking Relationship
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 13 mins
This film depicts a moment of flirtation between N!ai, the young wife of /Gunda, and her great-uncle /Ti!kay. The two share a "joking relationship," a Ju/'hoan kin relationship which provides opportunities for casual intimacy, emotional release, and support.
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 13 mins
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!Kung, A Curing Ceremony
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 9 mins
Sha//ge, a very young woman about to have her first child, falls ill, probably with malaria. /Ti!kay, a relative and healer, enters a mild trance, without the stimulus of dancing, in an attempt to cure her. Sha//ge lives but the baby is stillborn.
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 9 mins
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