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Catalog # 190
Title N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman (D)
Series Odyssey Series
Filmmaker John Marshall and Adrienne Miesmer
Year 1980
Subject Culture
Format VHS
Region Africa
Description Produced by Michael Ambrosino, Executive Producer, PBS. 1980. ISBN: ? Summary This film provides a broad overview of Ju/'hoan life, both past and present, and an intimate portrait of N!ai, a Ju/'hoan woman who in 1978 was in her mid-thirties. N!ai tells her own story, and in so doing, the story of Ju/'hoan life over a thirty year period. "Before the white people came we did what we wanted," N!ai recalls, describing the life she remembers as a child: following her mother to pick berries, roots, and nuts as the season changed; the division of giraffe meat; the kinds of rain; her resistance to her marriage to /Gunda at the age of eight; and her changing feelings about her husband when he becomes a healer. As N!ai speaks, the film presents scenes from the 1950's that show her as a young girl and a young wife. Descript 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series Odyssey Series Cast by John Marshall and Adrienne Miesmer Michael Ambrosino, Executive Producer, PBS Subject North Eastern Namibia Overview of changes in !Kung life through N!ai, a !Kung woman