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The Resource N/um tchai : the ceremonial dance of the !Kung Bushmen, Documentary Educational Resources, (videorecording)

N/um tchai : the ceremonial dance of the !Kung Bushmen, Documentary Educational Resources, (videorecording)

Label
N/um tchai : the ceremonial dance of the !Kung Bushmen
Title
N/um tchai
Title remainder
the ceremonial dance of the !Kung Bushmen
Statement of responsibility
Documentary Educational Resources
Title variation
  • Num tchai
  • N/um tchai:
  • Ceremonial dance of the !Kung Bushmen
Title variation remainder
the ceremonial dance of the !Kung Bushmen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Documents a formalized Bushman curing ceremony in the Kalahari Desert area of South West Africa by showing an all-night n/um tchai (medicine dance) in which a number of men go into trance and exercise special curing powers. Divided into two parts: the first reviews and explains typical dance scenes; the second shows the ceremony without narration
Member of
Cataloging source
AUM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Sound recording, Nicholas England ; editor, Frank Galvin ; photography by John Marshall
Date time place
Photographed on a 1957 expedition sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution
PerformerNote
Narration by John Marshall
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Marshall, John
  • Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Runtime
20
Series statement
  • Kung San Ju/'huan series
  • !Kung bushmen series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • !Kung (African people)
  • !Kung (African people)
  • Dance
  • Healing
Target audience
adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
N/um tchai : the ceremonial dance of the !Kung Bushmen, Documentary Educational Resources, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
  • Note at start of film: "The sound in this film is not synchronous. Most of the sound was recorded at the time of filming and reconstructed during editing. Translations are from both tapes and notes."
  • Originally produced in 1966
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
57724706
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (20 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57724706
System details
[DVD-R]
Video recording format
DVD
Label
N/um tchai : the ceremonial dance of the !Kung Bushmen, Documentary Educational Resources, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD-R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
  • Note at start of film: "The sound in this film is not synchronous. Most of the sound was recorded at the time of filming and reconstructed during editing. Translations are from both tapes and notes."
  • Originally produced in 1966
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
57724706
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (20 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57724706
System details
[DVD-R]
Video recording format
DVD

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