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Title Children's magical death : a film about the Yanomamo Indians near the headwaters of the Orinoco River in southern Venezuela, 1971 / Pennsylvania State University ; film by Timothy Asch and Napoleon A. Chagnon
Published Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources [distributor] ; 1974
[Place of publication not identified] : Pennsylvania State University, 1974
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (8 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Yanomamo series
Yanomamo series.
Summary A group of young Yanomamo Indian boys in Venezuela imitate a ritual performed by their fathers. They pretend to be shamans, blowing ashes into each other's noses and chanting to the spirits
Event Filmed in 1971
Subject Documentary films.
Ethnology -- Venezuela.
Nonfiction films.
Shamanism -- Venezuela.
Yanomamo children
Yanomamo Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Yanomamo Indians.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Asch, Timothy.
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Pennsylvania State University.