The Resource Jaguar: a Yanomamo Twin Cycle Myth as Told by Daramasiwa

Jaguar: a Yanomamo Twin Cycle Myth as Told by Daramasiwa

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Jaguar: a Yanomamo Twin Cycle Myth as Told by Daramasiwa
Title
Jaguar: a Yanomamo Twin Cycle Myth as Told by Daramasiwa
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Summary
The richness of Yanomamo mythology is again revealed in this film (compare Moonblood and both Myths of Naro ), as is the remarkable skill of another Yanomamo storyteller. The myth in this case is that of Jaguar, a prominent figure throughout South American Indian mythology. Long ago, Curare Woman tasted bitter, so Jaguar did not eat her. Curare Woman hid her pregnant daughter in the roof above Jaguar's hammock, and sent Jaguar far away to hunt while her daughter was fed by birds whom she protected. One day the daughter pissed all over Jaguar. He smelled the urine and smashed the daughter to the ground, killing her. Curare Woman took the daughter's twin fetuses and hid them in a bark container, where they became hekura spirits. When they grew to be men and became Raware', they sought revenge. Through cunning and with an arrow obtained from the sky's edge, they succeeded in killing Jaguar. Daramasiwa, who tells the myth, remains hunkering on the ground in one spot, yet through his dramatic body movements and versatile voice he conveys a sense of tremendous distance traveled, and of the qualities of the different characters. This film, together with the films of the Naro and the Moonblood myths, suggests reflections on the nature of performance and communication in Yanomamo culture. At the same time the films remind the viewer of the complexity of the intellectual system in this culture, and might nicely complement a reading of Claude Levi-Strauss' Mythologiques. Filmmaker: Timothy Asch, Napoleon Chagnon
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1976
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Asch, Timothy
  • Chagnon, Napoleon
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
23
Technique
live action
Label
Jaguar: a Yanomamo Twin Cycle Myth as Told by Daramasiwa
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  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
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unknown
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (streaming video file)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1095828
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921958242
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1095828
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Jaguar: a Yanomamo Twin Cycle Myth as Told by Daramasiwa
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1095828
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921958242
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1095828
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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