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Paper Gods [electronic resource]: Aspects of Religion in Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Mali

Octapixx Worldwide (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Christianity, Islam, and a broad range of indigenous religions coexist side by side in Africa, in many cases blending into unique hybrids. This program-an inquiry into the nature of the continent's spiritual practices-spotlights the Reverend Pastor Benoit D. Agbaossi, supreme head of the Celestial Church of Christ, in Benin, and footage of an exorcism and The Ceremony of the Infertile Woman; the village of Kukoe, Ghana, where women accused of witchcraft find welcome and sanctuary; the Rifai Sufis of Cairo, who provide insights into the meaning of Sufism; Yin believers of the Niger River, who venerate water spirits, and footage of the Holey Horey Ceremony; and a pilgrimage to the Sof Omar Cave, in Ethiopia, where a blend of Christianity, Islam, and animism is practiced.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
51 min.
Language
Portions are in other languages with English subtitles
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 17, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Aspects of religion in Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Mali
Series
The Call of Africa: The Voice of a Continent
Call of Africa
Contents
  • Voodoo and Christianity (2:25)
  • Celestial Church of Christ (4:07)
  • Polygamy and Exorcism (5:31)
  • Celestial Church: Initiation Ceremony (4:58)
  • Water Spirits and Genies (3:57)
  • Islamic Sufism (2:35)
  • Surfism and Dervishes (2:59)
  • Celebration of the Prophet's Grandson (3:42)
  • Practices of Sufism (2:46)
  • Village for Women Accused of Witchcraft (4:51)
  • Ethiopia: Caves of Sof Omar (4:46)
  • Importance of Religion in Africa (5:48)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2004.
Publisher no.
  • 39445s Films Media Group
  • 39451 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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