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A Father Washes His Children


From the Yanomamo series
by Timothy Asch and Napoleon Chagnon
color, 15 min, 1974




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Dedeheiwa, a shaman and headman in his village, takes nine of his children and grandchildren to the river where he washes them carefully and patiently. This film, like A Man and His Wife Weave a Hammock and Weeding the Garden, reveals the warmth and gentleness typical of many kinds of Yanomamo interactions.

This film is included on the Yanomamo Shorts compilation DVD.


Other films in the Yanomamo series:
Arrow Game
The Ax Fight
Bride Service
Children's Magical Death
Climbing the Peach Palm
The Feast
Firewood
Jaguar, a Yanomamo Twin Cycle Myth
Magical Death
A Man and His Wife Weave 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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