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Justice à Agadez [videorecording]

Cinédoc films présente un film de Christian Lelong
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Filmed in the village of Agadez in northern Niger, this films chronicles seven typical cases heard by the local Cadi. The film unobtrusively witnessess these seven stories - small civil disputes, domestic conflicts, marriage problems, accusations of theft. Justice at Agadez not only demonstrates the power of Islamic religious beliefs in enforcing both moral and civil behavior but also provides viewers a rare opportunity to see how Islamic law, unlike the manner in which it has often been sensationalized in the Western media, actually functions on an everyday basis.
Director
Christian Lelong
Release Date
2004
Run Time
78 min.
Language
In English and Tamashek with English subtitles. Narration in English
Notes
  • Originally released as motion picture in France in 2004.
  • This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Variant Title
Title on container: Justice at Agadez
Contents
  • The woman and the old woodcutter
  • Swear to God
  • Old Kinna's treasure
  • A violent husband
  • A matter of honor
  • A happy ending.
Published
New York : First Run/Icarus Films, 2006.
2004.
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-R.
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