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John Marshall is well-known for a lifelong involvement with Ju/wasi people in Namibia's Kalahari desert as both an ethnographic and documentary filmmaker and activist. This paper focuses on <N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman>(1980) which is the second feature-length ethnographic/documentary of John Marshall. <N!ai> depicts the life of N!ai, a middle-aged !Kung woman and the disruptive upheaval her people have experienced between 1950s and 1970s in the region of Kalahari desert. The paper firstly explains John Marshall's connection with West Africa and gives informations about the background of making of <N!ai> and John Marshall's first film, <Hunters>(1957). And then the paper explores into John Marshall's unique concept of 'slot' and elucidates how he approaches N!ai and Ju/wasi people through the concept. Thirdly, the study elaborates on the textual analyses of <N!ai> in terms of two perspectives: 'juxtaposition of the past and present' and 'use of biographical methodology'. Finally, the paper attempts a comparative analysis between <N!ai> and <Hunters> in order to gain a better understanding of <N!ai> as well as John Marshall's filmic methodologies.