N/um tchai the ceremonial dance of the !Kung Bushmen

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;...

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Main Author: Marshall, John
Corporate Authors: Bushman Film Studios, Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Watertown, MA Documentary Educational Resources (DER) 2009, 2009, 1969
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 2, 2013)
Physical Description:1 online resource (20 min.)