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Title Magical death / photographed, directed and narrated by Napoleon A. Chagnon ; edited by Craig Johnson ; production manager, Timothy Asch.

Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, 1973.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video (approximately 30 minutes).
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1.
Ethnographic video online, volume 1.
Notes "The collaboration of the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Investigation (I.V.I.C.) is gratefully acknowledged."
"This film was produced on a grant from the National Science Foundation to the Department of Human Genetics of the University of Michigan as part of the anthropological component in a multidisciplinary study of the Yanomamö Indians of Southern Venezuela and Northern Brazil. The multidisciplinary study, directed by James V. Neel, constitutes one of the contributions of the United States to the International Biological Program."
Filmed in 1971.
Summary Relates the religious activities of a political leader and shaman from a village in Venezuela to the political and social organization in a Yanomano Indian group.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2010. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
Other author Asch, Timothy.
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-
Johnson, Craig.
Neel, James V. (James Van Gundia), 1915-2000.
Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientiíficas.
International Biological Programme.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Michigan. Department of Human Genetics.
Subject Documentary films.
Indians of South America -- Brazil -- Religion.
Indians of South America -- Brazil -- Social life and customs.
Indians of South America -- Venezuela -- Religion.
Indians of South America -- Venezuela -- Social life and customs.
Shamans -- Brazil.
Shamans -- Venezuela.
Yanomamo Indians.