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Justice à Agadez

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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.
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Chasse Au Lion a .'Arc

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An ethnographical study of the Fulani herdsmen, nomads, who live with their herds on the boundaries on Niger and Mali. The study describes a lion hunt by the Gao people, the lion hunters.
VHS
1965
Ivy (By Request)
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Women of Manga (Niger) [electronic resource]

This program is devoted to the women of a warrior tribe whose origin is ancient but unknown and which lives today in eastern Niger. It shows the life of the people, focusing on the traditions according to which the women live, behave, and make themselves beautiful-the complicated painting that constitutes makeup, the even more complicated hairstyles and their meanings, the role of facial scars and jewelry; the same standards of beauty are applied to objects.
Online
2012
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Niger [electronic resource]: The Slaves

In the African republic of Niger, an estimated 870,000 people are born into slavery. Despite being technically illegal, slavery is so engrained in Niger's national psyche that a government spokesman downplayed it as a "cultural tradition." This film explores the state of slavery in Niger and the social and economic factors that keep the practice alive. In the world's second poorest country finding a job is unthinkable for many, especially when their family has been held in captivity for generations. But for others, nothing can undermine the simple pleasures of being free. "Now I can sit, sleep, and wake up whenever I want," states Asibig. "From the day I was born, I never felt happy until I was free.
Online
2007
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The Wodaabe [electronic resource]

The Wodaabe of the Sahara are among the last true nomads. Anthropologist Mette Bovin travels with the Wodaabe as they follow their herds in an endless migration across African borders, resisting pressures to settle down and lead a "normal" life. Though their herds have been devastated by drought, they intend to hold on to their way of life, in which ritual and taboo play a major part. As the Wodaabe also value male beauty, the men adorn themselves with makeup.
Online
1983
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The Wodaabe

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Follows the Wodaabe people of Niger, one of the last nomad tribes on earth, as they cross one of the harshest landscapes on earth, the drought-ravaged Sahel, south of the Sahara. Despite their difficult life, they are determined to preserve their way of life.
VHS
1991; 1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Wodaabe les Bergers du Soleil: Herdsmen of the Sun

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Filming the Woodabe in the drought stricken Sahara, Herzog focuses on one tribal ritual. Once a year in what amounts to a beauty pageant, the young men dress up and parade in front of the women. Each woman must then chose and spend the next few nights with the man she finds most beautiful.
VHS
1992; 1988
Ivy (By Request)