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In Dogon Country [electronic resource]: Marcel Griaule's Journeys Through Africa

Ampersand Film & Video Tape Productions
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
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.
Release Date
1997
Run Time
55 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Marcel Griaule's Journeys through Africa
Contents
  • Credits: In Dogon Country: Marcel Griaule's Journeys through Africa (0:10)
  • Introduction (1:23)
  • Museum (1:57)
  • Raising Funds from French Public (3:27)
  • Expedition (1:28)
  • Observing Dogon Ceremonies (2:41)
  • Dogon's Recollections of Griaule (2:52)
  • Incarnation of Grandfather (2:32)
  • Griaule's Technique (1:37)
  • Dogon Culture (1:39)
  • Dogon Pottery and Blacksmiths (2:25)
  • Heading to Market (2:31)
  • Symbolic Rituals at Market (1:04)
  • Masks and Child's Play (2:48)
  • Fight Rituals (2:04)
  • Mask Ceremony (3:15)
  • Griaule's Mask Ceremony Footage (1:13)
  • Gaining Trust, Receiving Revelation (1:50)
  • Dogon Conception of Universe (2:53)
  • Divination Ritual (1:31)
  • Symbolism in Daily Life (1:55)
  • Sigi Celebration (1:22)
  • Building a Dam (1:35)
  • Clearing Land (1:41)
  • Preparing for Death (2:08)
  • Griaule's Death and Funeral (2:52)
  • Closing Thoughts (1:12)
  • Credits: In Dogon Country: Marcel Griaule's Journeys through Africa (0:31)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1997
Publisher no.
48991 Films Media Group
Description
1streaming video file (55 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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