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A Griot's Story
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directed by Adam Rozanski; produced by Ozumi Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 56 mins
What is a griot? Historically, they are wandering African musicians considered to be a repository of the oral tradition. This film focuses on a master drummer, Adame Drama of Burkina Faso, a descendant of a long line of griots. He is a contemporary griot whose mission in life is to preserve his heritage and pass i...
directed by Adam Rozanski; produced by Ozumi Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 56 mins
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Kalanda: The Knowledge of the Bush
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directed by Lorenzo Ferrarini, fl. 2014; produced by Lorenzo Ferrarini, fl. 2014, University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2014), 1 hour 2 mins
In some parts of West Africa, hunting involves much more than killing animals. A donso is no common hunter, but a healer, a diviner, a ritual specialist and a maker of amulets that provide him with extraordinary powers. Kalanda - The Knowledge of the Bush offers a unique initiatory journey into the knowledge of th...
directed by Lorenzo Ferrarini, fl. 2014; produced by Lorenzo Ferrarini, fl. 2014, University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2014), 1 hour 2 mins
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Chantal's Choice
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directed by Priscilla B. Hinckley, fl. 1990 and Carlyn Saltman, fl. 2000; produced by Carlyn Saltman, fl. 2000 and Priscilla B. Hinckley, fl. 1990 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1990), 30 mins
Adolescents in Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso, West Africa create a play for their peers in Europe and the USA. They enact an African folktale about a girl who faces a painful dilemma because she is determined to stay in school.
directed by Priscilla B. Hinckley, fl. 1990 and Carlyn Saltman, fl. 2000; produced by Carlyn Saltman, fl. 2000 and Priscilla B. Hinckley, fl. 1990 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1990), 30 mins
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Endangered civilizations, For Rain to Fall - The Bagba Soothsayers and Sorcerers of Burkina Faso
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Redo Porgo, fl. 2007; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2007), 51 mins
Bagbas are a brotherhood of soothsayers, the chosen of the gods, who enter into trances during ceremonies and predict the future. They are held in high esteem by the people of northern and western Burkina Faso. For the moment at least they have managed to limit the influence of other beliefs. For many people the B...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Redo Porgo, fl. 2007; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2007), 51 mins
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Traditions and New Ways Clash in the African Sahel
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produced by Peter Adamson, UNICEF and British Broadcasting Corporation; in A Week of Sweet Water (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 8 mins
In this segment, Minata tells the story of when she was intiated into womanhood via circumcision by the healer Gadesa, and her reluctance to send her daughter Raketa to Gadesa when it is time. Minata's friend Ramata is more confident in confronting traditions, and she debates methods of child-rearing with the elde...
produced by Peter Adamson, UNICEF and British Broadcasting Corporation; in A Week of Sweet Water (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 8 mins
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Endangered civilizations, Dancing with Masks - The Bolon People of Burkina Faso
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Redo Porgo, fl. 2007; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2007), 51 mins
The Bolon people, who live in a world of their own in southwestern Burkina Faso, are cut off from the rest of the country's people. Living in wattle-and-daub huts with terraced roofs, this unusual community continues to perpetuate its ancestral traditions through its culture, architecture, religion, music, chants...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Redo Porgo, fl. 2007; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2007), 51 mins
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