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The Ritual of the Opening of the Mouth
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produced by Jordi Esteva, 1951-, Siwa Productions; in Return to the Land of Souls (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 6 mins
The ritual of the opening of the mouth is performed and explained.
produced by Jordi Esteva, 1951-, Siwa Productions; in Return to the Land of Souls (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 6 mins
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Siaka: An African Musician
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 1 hour 22 mins
Siaka Diabaté is a musician at Bouaké, the second largest town in the Côte d'Ivoire. Through his mother's family he is Senufo, but through his father's ancestry he considers himself a Mande griot. He is a multi-talented professional musician, and for the local festivals plays five instruments: the Senufo and Ma...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 1 hour 22 mins
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Spite: An African Prophet-Healer
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written by Marc Augé, 1935-; directed by Manu Bonmariage, 1941- and J. P. Colleyn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1985), 56 mins
People from all over the Ivory Coast seek out prophet-healers for treatment of their medical and emotional problems. Some of these ailments may be caused by the stress of cultural change. Often Western medicine cannot cure them. This stunningly photographed film focuses on Sebim Odjo, who draws upon Moslem, Chris...
written by Marc Augé, 1935-; directed by Manu Bonmariage, 1941- and J. P. Colleyn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1985), 56 mins
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The Tower of Babel, Season 1, Episode 8, The Inhabitants of the Timeless Africa
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produced by Explora Films, in The Tower of Babel, Season 1, Episode 8 (Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid: Explora Films, 2008), 51 mins
A journey to the heart of West Africa. In Ivory Coast we can find almost all the scenarios in the continent. Desert, Sahel, Forest Sabana and jungles. Our trip begins at Yamosukro, in the Our Lady of Peace Basilica, a copy of Vatican built by its first president, Félix Houphouët-Boigny. From North to South we wi...
produced by Explora Films, in The Tower of Babel, Season 1, Episode 8 (Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid: Explora Films, 2008), 51 mins
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Masters of the Balafon, Friend, Well Come!
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in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 50 mins
Balafon is the name given in French-speaking West Africa to a xylophone with calabash resonators. This instrument is emblematic of the Senufo people of the Côte d'Ivoire (the former Ivory Coast). The balafon is played under differing circumstances and in combination with different groups of instruments. Not for n...
in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 50 mins
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Masters of the Balafon, The Wood and the Calabash
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 49 mins
Among the Senufo people of northern Cote d'Ivoire, the balafon (xylophone with calabash resonators) is an emblematic musical instrument. Balafon makers are all musicians, but a balafon player isn't necessarily an instrument maker. The film shows in detail the manufacture of this musical instrument, an indispensabl...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 49 mins
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Masters of the Balafon, The Joy of Youth
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 1 hour 23 mins
Among the Senufo people of northern Côte d'Ivoire, the balafon (xylophone with calabash resonators) is an emblematic musical instrument. The music of the balafon is a source of joy while the young men are doing collective work in the fields, at age-group ceremonies, for the poro initiatory society, for the cathol...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 1 hour 23 mins
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Ymako
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directed by Laurent Van Lancker, fl. 1994 and Robin Shuffield, 1969- (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1998), 51 mins
Winner of the (RAI) Basil Wright Film Prize 1998 Ymako Teatri, a theatre company based in Ivory Coast, uses street theatre to question some contemporary West-African problems. Their originality consists in using the ‘invisible theatre’ method in order to surprise the public and thus make it react itself to its...
directed by Laurent Van Lancker, fl. 1994 and Robin Shuffield, 1969- (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1998), 51 mins
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