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Catalog # 119
Title A Rite of Passage
Series The !Kung San (Ju'hoan) Series
Filmmaker John Marshall
Year 1972
Subject Culture
Format VHS
Region Africa
Description Produced by PBS. 1972. ISBN: ? Summary This film, shot in 1952-53, documents the scarification ceremony called "marking" which was traditionally held for Ju/'hoan boys after they had killed their first large animal. Here, /Ti!kay, a boy of thirteen, shoots his first wildebeest with an arrow. /Ti!kay's father, Kan//a, and Crooked /Qui help the young hunter track, skin, and butcher the animal. After the meat is brought back to the village, a scarification ceremony takes place, symbolizing the importance of hunting and /Ti!kay's passage into social manhood. He is now considered an acceptable son-in-law by the parents of the girl to whom he has long been betrothed. Descript 1 videocassette (14 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series !Kung Cast by John Marshall Subject Nambia, Botswana A boy's entry into social manhood through a ceremony of "marking."