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Mammy Water: In Search of the Water Spirits in Nigeria
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written by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, fl. 1983; directed by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, fl. 1983; produced by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, fl. 1983, University of California. Extension Media Center (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1989), 1 hour
Mammy Water is a pidgin English name for a local water goddess worshipped by the Ibibio, Ijaw, and Igbo speaking peoples of southeastern Nigeria. The water goddess traditionally gives wealth and children, compensates for hardships, and is sought in times of illness and need, especially by women. Her various cults...
written by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, fl. 1983; directed by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, fl. 1983; produced by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, fl. 1983, University of California. Extension Media Center (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1989), 1 hour
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Duminea: A Festival for the Water Spirits
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directed by Robin Horton, fl. 1966 and Frank Speed, 1918-2006; produced by Frank Speed, 1918-2006 and Robin Horton, fl. 1966 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1966), 18 mins
The communal rituals of most villages of the Eastern Niger Delta focus on two great classes of spirits - the heroes and the water people. The heroes once lived with the men, founded their institutions and brought them their characteristic means of gaining a livelihood. Today, as spirits, they continue to maintain...
directed by Robin Horton, fl. 1966 and Frank Speed, 1918-2006; produced by Frank Speed, 1918-2006 and Robin Horton, fl. 1966 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1966), 18 mins
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Mortality in Nigeria
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produced by Joyce Chopra, 1936-; in That Our Children Will Not Die (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 5 mins
Nigeria is a vast country with a population of almost 70 million people, the largest population in Africa. Most people live in rural areas and the country has one of the highest mortality rates in the world. Can Nigerians get the health care they need when they need it?
produced by Joyce Chopra, 1936-; in That Our Children Will Not Die (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 5 mins
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Tides of the Delta: The Saga of Ozidi
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directed by John Pepper Clark, 1935- and Frank Speed, 1918-2006; produced by John Pepper Clark, 1935- and Frank Speed, 1918-2006, Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1975), 32 mins
This documentary is about the Ijo people of Nigeria. The performance is a celebration of the Ijo hero Ozidi.
directed by John Pepper Clark, 1935- and Frank Speed, 1918-2006; produced by John Pepper Clark, 1935- and Frank Speed, 1918-2006, Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1975), 32 mins
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Were Ni! He Is a Madman
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directed by Raymond Prince and Frank Speed, 1918-2006; produced by Raymond Prince (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1963), 28 mins
This ethnopsychiatric film shows the management of psychiatric disorders by the Yoruba of Nigeria. There are two basic types of institutions to deal with psychiatric disorders. First there are treatment centres managed by herbalists and diviners with specialist knowledge of traditional psychiatric therapy. Second...
directed by Raymond Prince and Frank Speed, 1918-2006; produced by Raymond Prince (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1963), 28 mins
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Becoming a Woman in Okrika
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written by Judith Gleason and David Bellatalla; produced by Judith Gleason and Elisa Mereghetti, Kamel Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 28 mins
This visually stunning film documents an extraordinary coming of age ritual in a village in the Niger Delta. It suggests the conflict Third World women face between traditions and the values of the modern world. The rite, called Iria, consists of elaborately painting the young women's bodies with beautiful designs...
written by Judith Gleason and David Bellatalla; produced by Judith Gleason and Elisa Mereghetti, Kamel Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 28 mins
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Dundun: Talking Drum
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directed by Ibisankale Kayode, fl. 2000; produced by Sidikat Ebun Tiamiyu, fl. 2007 and Ibisankale Kayode, fl. 2000, Zap Entertainment, Intuit Nig. and Kadibus Entertainment (Footscray, Victoria: Contemporary Arts Media, 2007), 1 hour 21 mins

Dundun, also called the Talking Drum, is considered by many to be the most eloquent of all the African drums, and is believed to have originated within the divinity. In the southern Sahara in Africa the Dundun is traditionally regarded as the instrument of the Kings. This hour glass shaped drum is made in six type...

directed by Ibisankale Kayode, fl. 2000; produced by Sidikat Ebun Tiamiyu, fl. 2007 and Ibisankale Kayode, fl. 2000, Zap Entertainment, Intuit Nig. and Kadibus Entertainment (Footscray, Victoria: Contemporary Arts Media, 2007), 1 hour 21 mins
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Gelede: A Yoruba Masquerade
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directed by Peggy Harper, fl. 1970 and Frank Speed, 1918-2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1970), 22 mins
Among the Yoruba of Western Nigeria and Dahomey the Gelede cult honours the earth spirits, the ancestors and especially the Great Mother. The festival filmed here emphasises the status of women and placated their potentially dangerous mystic powers. The commentary emphasises that the annual Gelede festival serves...
directed by Peggy Harper, fl. 1970 and Frank Speed, 1918-2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1970), 22 mins
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IFA Divination in Western Nigeria
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directed by Elizabeth M. McClelland (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2012), 27 mins
This documentary, directed by by E.M. McClelland, features Ifa Divination in western Nigeria.
directed by Elizabeth M. McClelland (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2012), 27 mins
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Sons of the Moon
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directed by Deirdre LaPin, fl. 1984 and Frank Speed, 1918-2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1984), 24 mins
In isolated mountain hamlets in Nigeria’s Jos Plateau the Ngas have traditionally observed the movements of the moon in the night sky. The moon is a key symbol in Ngas cosmology, believed to regulate the rhythm of all life. The film traces the moon’s influence on Ngas work and thought during a single growing s...
directed by Deirdre LaPin, fl. 1984 and Frank Speed, 1918-2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1984), 24 mins
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