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In Dogon Country [videorecording] : Marcel Griaule's Journeys through Africa / BFC Productions, Françoise Castro and Canal+ present ; in association with La Cinquième ; a film by Jean-Jacques Flori and Marianne Lamour ; with the assistance of François Calame
Alternate Title Marcel Griaule's Journeys through Africa
New York, N.Y. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2012
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  GN17.3 .A37 I5 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Anthropology -- Fieldwork -- Africa
Anthropologists -- France
Assimilation (Sociology)
Social evolution
Social structure
Tribes
Dogon (African people) -- History
Subject Africa -- History
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Subject(s) Educational films
Nonfiction films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Note Originally produced in 1997
LIBRARY'S COPY INCLUDES NON-COMMERCIAL PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS
Contents Introduction -- Museum -- Raising Funds from French Public -- Expedition -- Observing Dogon Ceremonies -- Dogon's Recollections of Griaule -- Incarnation of Grandfather -- Griaule's Technique -- Dogon Culture -- Dogon Pottery and Blacksmiths -- Heading to Market -- Symbolic Rituals at Market -- Masks and Child's Play -- Fight Rituals -- Mask Ceremony -- Griaule's Mask Ceremony Footage -- Gaining Trust, Receiving Revelation -- Dogon Conception of Universe -- Divination Ritual -- Symbolism in Daily Life -- Sigi Celebration -- Building a Dam -- Clearing Land -- Preparing for Death -- Griaule's Death and Funeral -- Closing Thoughts -- Credits
Summary During the 1920s it became fashionable for European artists and intellectuals to profess an interest in Africa. But a young French anthropologist named Marcel Griaule wanted to do more than follow fashion. Between 1928 and 1933, he mounted two major expeditions-one to Ethiopia and another which crossed the continent from Dakar to Djibouti. The latter adventure lasted two years and offered new ways for Westerners to learn and think about Africa. As this film illustrates, it was during Griaule's second expedition that he befriended the Dogon people of West Africa. Although some of his conclusions about Dogon culture have met with controversy, Griaule's work created a new paradigm of anthropological field work and made immense contributions to modern ethnology. Presented by Griaule's grandson, the film contains a wealth of both archival and present-day materials --from container
Alternate Author Flori, Jean-Jacques, d. 1997
Lamour, Marianne
Calame, François
BFC Productions
Studio Canal+
Cinquième (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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