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John Marshall, Tsumkwe, 1978
Documentary Educational Resources (DER) has released beautiful, re-mastered DVDs of many of John Marshall's edited films on the Ju/'hoansi, including N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman, N/um Tchai, A Joking Relationship, and The Melon Tossing Game. Fourteen of Marshall's short films are available on a two-disc set which includes a full-color booklet with photographs and notes. Quality access copies are an important part of maintaining any moving image collection and are vital to research.

The HSFA and the Marshall collection are featured in the November 2009 issue of Smithsonian Magazine.
The UNESCO Courier, November 2009 issue, includes an article on the John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection.
Lorna, John, and Laurence Marshall at campfire, 1952/53Audio recorder, 1957/58

The Human Studies Film Archives was invited by the National Archives of Korea to exhibit in the 2010 International Archival Culture Exhibition (IACE) in Seoul, South Korea, from June 1-6. The IACE featured displays from state archives around the world and archival items from UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Along with an original Gutenberg Bible, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and the films of the Lumiere Brothers, HSFA exhibited the John Marshall Ju/’hoan Bushman Fim and Video Collection. The HSFA was one of 50 participating archives and libraries from around the world. Attendance at this free exhibit was over 52,000.
John Marshall, Nyae Nyae, 1992
Expedition member and Ju/'hoansi, 1955
South West African administrative post and baobab tree at Tsumkwe, 1959




John Marshall's Films
Still frame, Lion Game, HSFA, SI, 2005_11_30a

UNESCO / Memory of the World

The Ju/'hoansi

Gautcha family
Archives and Preservation

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