The significance of John Marshall’s life is not so much that he made accurate films about the Ju/’hoansi, as that he returned, again and again, to film the same people so he could effectively tell their stories. For 50 years, beginning in the early 1950s, Marshall chronicled their lives, capturing with his films, which were […]

Extracts of John Marshall’s epic film about the Ju/’hoansi, A Kalahari Family, available for several years in five videocassettes, were released to the Web last year by Documentary Educational Resources. Over an hour of the five films, the first 12 to 18 minutes of each, is now available (see citations below). The descriptions of the […]

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is presenting a series of films from Documentary Educational Resources (DER) as a tribute to John Marshall, a leading filmmaker who died last year on April 22. Marshall devoted most of his life to making films of the Ju/’hoansi in the Nyae Nyae area of Namibia. The first films […]