The Resource Bitter melons, photographed and directed by John Marshall ; produced at the Center for Documentary Anthropology

Bitter melons, photographed and directed by John Marshall ; produced at the Center for Documentary Anthropology

Label
Bitter melons
Title
Bitter melons
Statement of responsibility
photographed and directed by John Marshall ; produced at the Center for Documentary Anthropology
Title variation
Films of John Marshall
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • khi
  • eng
Summary
Portrays the difficulty of survival in the central Kalahari Desert in Botswana. A native musician, a member of a Bushman group called the G/wi, performs songs about animals, the land, and daily life. Describes the G/wi, traditional music, dances, children's games, and hunting, planting, and food preparation
Member of
Awards note
  • CINE, Golden Eagle.
  • American Film Festival, Blue ribbon.
  • Flaherty Award.
Cataloging source
TOZ
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Frank Galvin ; musical director, Nicholas England ; ethnography, Lorna Marshall
Date time place
Filmed in 1955 on an expedition sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution
Language note
English narration; some dialogue in G/wi
LC call number
DT1058.S36
LC item number
B58 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Marshall, John
  • Marshall, Lorna
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Brandeis University
  • Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Runtime
30
Series statement
!Kung San series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • G/wi (African people)
  • San (African people)
  • G/wi (African people)
  • San (African people)
  • Folk music
  • Folk music
  • G/wi (African people)
  • San (African people)
  • San (African people)
  • Botswana
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Bitter melons, photographed and directed by John Marshall ; produced at the Center for Documentary Anthropology
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Documentary
  • Originally produced in 1971
  • Pamphlet contains summaries of other films of John Marshall available from Documentary Education Resources
Accompanying material
1 pamphlet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (30 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227284291
  • (OCoLC)ocn227284291
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bitter melons, photographed and directed by John Marshall ; produced at the Center for Documentary Anthropology
Publication
Note
  • Documentary
  • Originally produced in 1971
  • Pamphlet contains summaries of other films of John Marshall available from Documentary Education Resources
Accompanying material
1 pamphlet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (30 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227284291
  • (OCoLC)ocn227284291
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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