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Dates:
1973
Level:
item
Size:
1 Film reel (29 minutes, color sound; 1044 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1984.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film from the 1971 Yanomamo film project shot in the Amazon Basin of southern Venezuela and northern Brazil between the Negro and the Upper Orinoco rivers. A portrayal of shamanic activity and its role in inter-village alliances and magical attack in Yanomamo society. The drama of shamanic possession is shown over a two-day period as a power...