!ko-Buschmänner (Botswana, Kalahari): Tranceritual "guma"

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!ko-Buschmänner (Botswana, Kalahari): Tranceritual "guma"
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany) (Film producer)

Encyclopaedia cinematographica

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1972
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1625
San (African people) -- Botswana
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Africa
Trance dances
Medicine dance
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: Produced and distributed by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film, Göttingen, Germany.
Content: English title: !ko Bushmen (Botswana, Kalahari Desert); Festival dance "guma." For a descriptive pamphlet in German, with English summary, see: *MGS (General) Encyclopaedia cinematographica.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (20 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in
Spontaneous trance ritual which developed out of a joking dance in which men and women participated. As the women clap and sing, the men move in a circle, touching the women to extract sickness and evil from them. Special attention is paid to a sick woman and child. Several men fall into trance and are revived through smoke, water, and massage. The last section of the film is recorded at a slower speed.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169686
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2e62f20-352b-0131-30b5-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "!ko-Buschmänner (Botswana, Kalahari)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1972. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0feaf640-3433-0131-4844-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "!ko-Buschmänner (Botswana, Kalahari)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 12, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0feaf640-3433-0131-4844-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1972). !ko-Buschmänner (Botswana, Kalahari) Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0feaf640-3433-0131-4844-3c075448cc4b

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!ko-Buschmänner (Botswana, Kalahari)