|Directed by||Napoleon Chagnon and Tim Asch|
|Distributed by||Documentary Educational Resources|
Magical Death is a documentary film by anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon that explores the role of the shaman within the Yanomamo culture, as well as the close relationship shamanism shares with politics within their society.
The film was awarded the American Film Festival Blue Ribbon.
- 'Reviewed by Eric Almquist in American Anthropologist Vol. 77, No. 1 (Mar., 1975), p. 179'
- Reviewed on page 17 of Robert Borofsky's Yanomami: The fierce controversy and what we can learn from it
- Macho Anthropology, an article written by Juno Gregory for Salon.com that discusses the filmmakers' differences over the film.
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