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Endangered civilizations, The Dogon of Mali - The Ark of the First Ancestor
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directed by Jean-Pierre Zirn, fl. 1996; produced by Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1995), 52 mins
Between the Sahara and the equatorial rainforest of West Africa, the huge cliff of Bandiagara stretches across a desolate plateau. This vast wall of rock is home to one of the world's most unique civilizations - the Dogon. Their animist beliefs are founded on a refined tradition based on a beautiful legend: the Ar...
directed by Jean-Pierre Zirn, fl. 1996; produced by Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1995), 52 mins
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In the Shadow of The Sun
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written by Nadine Wanono; directed by Nadine Wanono and Phillipe Lordou, 1932-; produced by Nadine Wanono and Phillipe Lordou, 1932- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1998), 1 hour 23 mins
A film about a Dogon funeral and enthronement ritual.

In Mali, 800 kilometers northeast of the capital of Bamako, the cliffs of Bandiagara stretch about 300 kilometers and reach a height of 300 meters. It is here among the Arou, one of the four tribes of the Dogon population, that Amma, Lord and creator of the wor...
written by Nadine Wanono; directed by Nadine Wanono and Phillipe Lordou, 1932-; produced by Nadine Wanono and Phillipe Lordou, 1932- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1998), 1 hour 23 mins
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Master of the Spirits, Sacred Fishing In Entogo
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directed by Olivier Lelievre; produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, ZED (Film production), in Master of the Spirits (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 1999), 27 mins
Ritual fishing in a pond in Eastern Mali by the Dogon people. The Dogon arrived in Eastern Mali in the 14th century. Once a year they organise a ritual fishing trip to the Entogo sacred pond to bring good luck to all the participants. The date for fishing is carefully chosen by the elders and Amadoun is the desig...
directed by Olivier Lelievre; produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, ZED (Film production), in Master of the Spirits (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 1999), 27 mins
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Mining the Salt
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in Azalai (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 2 mins
At Taoudenni, boys, men and even old men work together, mining the salt in order to feed their families.
in Azalai (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 2 mins
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The Last Salt Caravan
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produced by Marion Mayer-Hohdahl, fl. 2004-2008 (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 2012), 28 mins
This wind-swept, sun-drenched film follows the ancient salt caravan.
produced by Marion Mayer-Hohdahl, fl. 2004-2008 (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 2012), 28 mins
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Music of West Africa: The Mandinka and their Neighbors
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(Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2004), 35 mins

This video presents ten historical scenes, captured on 8mm film at a time when portable video had not yet emerged as a viable medium. Eight of the scenes were filmed by Roderic Knight; two were contributed by renowned Gambian expert David Gamble. With the invaluable assistance of Elio Trabal, OC 2004, the footage...

(Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2004), 35 mins
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Tribal Animals II, Elephants
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directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001, in Tribal Animals II (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2003), 53 mins
Some animals have always fascinated mankind for their mystery and power. Elephants, crocodiles, snakes, apes, big cats and sharks are feared as enemies in some cultures and admired as super beings in others. Whether part of our nightmares or greatest hopes, this fascination has pushed man to want to confront these...
directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001, in Tribal Animals II (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2003), 53 mins
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Gods and Demons, Crocodiles
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directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001, in Gods and Demons (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2000), 50 mins
Some animals have always fascinated mankind for their mystery and power. Crocodiles, snakes and sharks are feared as enemies in some cultures and admired as super beings in others. Whether part of our nightmares or greatest hopes, this fascination has pushed man to want to confront these great animals and has giv...
directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001, in Gods and Demons (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2000), 50 mins
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Tracking the Pale Fox: Studies on the Dogon
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directed by Luc de Heusch, 1927-2012 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1983), 48 mins
This film tells with verve and a touch of self-irony the history of research on the Dogon since the famous 1931 expedition of Marcel Griaule. The film establishes the original expedition in the context of French anthropology at the time. Jean Rouch, celebrated filmmaker and less known as an anthropologist on the D...
directed by Luc de Heusch, 1927-2012 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1983), 48 mins
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Creative Expression: Men and Kanaga Masks
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in African Carving: A Dogon Kanaga Mask (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 2 mins
In this segment we learn that the task of carving masks is gender-specific. Because Kanaga masks are considered dangerous, only men are allowed to create them. When not used in ritual dance, the masks are hidden away in a sacred cave.
in African Carving: A Dogon Kanaga Mask (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 2 mins
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