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Magical Death

USA, 1973 (MIFF 1975)

Director: Dr Napoleon A. Chagnon

The film focuses on the role of an older Yanomamo Indian, Dede-heiwa, who is a prominent political leader and renowned shaman from a Yanomamo village in Venuzuela. It documents the activities that took place in a two-day period, during which Dedeheiwa organized many of the co-villagers in a joint magical attack on the souls of children in a distant village.

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