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Ax Fight, The

Synopsis
Four views of a fight among the Yanomamo of Venezuela. The first is an unedited version of the fight as filmed by the cameraman soon after he arrived. The second is an analysis of the ritual context of the fight and the third discusses the influence of kinship. The fourth is an edited version of the fight. This combination gives the viewer an understanding of the complexities of Yanomamo culture and the complexities of film-making.
Series
Yanomamo, Series
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 30 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1975
Availability
Hire
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Indians of North & South America; Venezuela; Yanomami

Credits

Director
Timothy Asch
Producer
Timothy Asch
Contributor
Napoleon A Chagnon

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute Film & Video Library, c/o Concord Media

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
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Phone
01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG

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