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Children's Magical Death

From the Yanomamo series
by Timothy Asch and Napoleon Chagnon
color, 7 min, 1974

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Pretending to be shamans, a group of young boys imitates their fathers, blowing ashes into each other's noses and chanting to the hekura spirits.

This film is included on the Yanomamo Shorts compilation DVD.

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Other films in the Yanomamo series:
Arrow Game
The Ax Fight
Bride Service
Climbing the Peach Palm
A Father Washes His Children
The Feast
Jaguar, a Yanomamo Twin Cycle Myth
Magical Death
A Man and His Wife Make a Hammock
Man Called Bee: Studying the Yanomamo
Moonblood: A Yanomamo Creation Myth
Myth of Naro, as told by Dedeheiwa
Myth of Naro, as told by Kaobawa
New Tribes Mission
Ocamo is My Town
Tapir Distribution
Tug-of-War, Yanomamo
Weeding the Garden
Yanomamo: A Multidisciplinary Study
Yanomamo of the Orinoco

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