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The Feast   [Other Title]

Das Fest   [Other Title]
Year of origin: 1968
Genre: Documentary Film
Locations of shooting: n/a

Production company: Timothy Asch
  Napoleon Chagnon
First released by: Documentary Educational Resources (Watertown, MA)
Distributor: IWF (Göttingen)
Author: Napoleon Chagnon

Keywords: Yanomami s. a. Waika, Geschenktausch, kirchliches Fest, exchanging presents, feast, Yanomamö
Uses indigenous sounds supplemented by translations to document how an alliance is formed between hostile Yanomamo Indian villages through feasting, trading, dancing, and chanting. Records the arrangements for the feast which include sweeping the compound, preparing the food and primping their nude bodies with feathers, jewelry and paints. Notes that the tribe's leader must persuade the others to a course of action through his own activities.

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Language: eng
Sound: Sound film
Aspect: n/a
Duration: 28 1/2 min

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