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Disappearing World, Asante Market Women
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produced by Granada Television International, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 53 mins
Asante Market Women shows us a tribe in Ghana where the men are polygamous and the women are subordinate in all domestic matters. In the bustling Kumasi market place, however, the women reign supreme. These tough, assertive women have evolved their own power structure to settle all disputes over price and quality....
produced by Granada Television International, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 53 mins
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Listen to the Silence
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directed by Peter Bischof; produced by Loke Film (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
"Africans listen to the silence and use it as a dimension in which they can improvise," says John Collins, musician, writer and authority on the music of Ghana, where he lives. He narrates this documentary exploring the nature of African polyrhythms. The film reveals the kaleidoscope of rhythms heard in an Africa...
directed by Peter Bischof; produced by Loke Film (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
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Salt Harvesters of Ghana
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directed by Marcia Rock, fl. 1990; produced by Marcia Rock, fl. 1990 and Peter Williams, fl. 2009-2012, New York University (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 19 mins
This starkly beautiful film exemplifies the burden borne by African women to survive and support their families. The Ghanaian women who live on a lagoon in Ada, mine for salt with their bare hands during the three month-long dry season. Ankle deep in brackish water, they bend, scoop, bag and tote the raw salt, oft...
directed by Marcia Rock, fl. 1990; produced by Marcia Rock, fl. 1990 and Peter Williams, fl. 2009-2012, New York University (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 19 mins
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Under the River: Exploited Children of Ghana
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directed by Jesse Lanier (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 52 mins
In Ghana, children as young as three and as old as sixteen are often sent away from home to work in bondage for small payments, desperately needed by impoverished families. Some are given away by aunts, uncles, grandparents, or by their own overburdened mothers who will have one less mouth to feed and the equivale...
directed by Jesse Lanier (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 52 mins
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Asylum: Fleeing Genital Mutilation
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directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins
Asylum is a powerful tale of a young Ghanian woman whose life suddenly changes when her father insists that she undergo a bloody, life-threatening circumcision and then marry an old man. Although traditional circumcision is now illegal in Ghana, it is still practiced. Baaba Andoh had a happy childhood, raised by h...
directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins
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Asylum: Fleeing Genital Mutilation (Teacher's Edition)
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directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins

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Asylum is a powerful tale of a young Ghanian woman whose life suddenly changes when her father insists that she undergo a bloody, life-threatening circumcision and then marry an old man. Although traditional circumcision is now illegal in Ghana, it is still practiced. Baaba An...

directed by Sandy McLeod, fl. 1978 and Gini Reticker, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 26 mins
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In Danku the Soup Is Sweeter
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directed by Garry Beitel; produced by Garry Beitel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 47 mins
As in many African villages, life in Danku in the north of Ghana has been a struggle for subsistence. The women bear the burden of caring for the children, raising food, and trying to make life better for their families. Through a special project of the Canadian International Development Agency, the women were giv...
directed by Garry Beitel; produced by Garry Beitel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 47 mins
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West Africa Today: The Lebanese and Chinese Entrepreneurs
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directed by Sara Goldblatt, fl. 2011 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 25 mins
WEST AFRICA TODAYThe Lebanese and Chinese EntrepreneursA film by Sara GoldblattIn this age of globalization, here is a cameo portrait of how the local population of a "developing" African nation responds to the advances of foreigners bringing economic growth, but also potential cultural conflict.The film traces th...
directed by Sara Goldblatt, fl. 2011 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 25 mins
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