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For the Best and for the Onion!

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"Agriculture is key to the local economy in Niger, with Galmi onions prized throughout West Africa. ... Farmer Yaro's daughter Salamatou is betrothed to Adamou. The couple hope to marry soon, but after each harvest - much to his future son-in-law's frustration - Yaro postpones the wedding yet again. He says he wants his daughter to be married with dignity, and that means having enough money to pay for all the expenses tradition demands. As the growing season progresses, Yaro is under increasing pressure to finally set a date for the wedding. Meanwhile, the market price of onions begins a rapid downward slide and the engaged couple come up with a solution to speed their marriage."--Container.
DVD
2010; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jean Rouch

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Presents ten films by ethnologist Jean Rouch, along with interviews of the filmmaker, famous for his Niger-based films.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jaguar

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A documentary of three men from Niger who leave to seek wealth and adventure in the coastal cities of Ghana then called the Gold Coast.
VHS
1980; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
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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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Caravan [electronic resource]

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Every September a group of nomad women in Niger travel by camel caravan across the stark desert, 660 miles each way. The film captures the desert and the strength and solidarity of the women who undertake this journey for the livelihood of their families.
Online
2007
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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)
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Eight Films by Jean Rouch

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"Jean Rouch was an inspiration for the French New Wave, and a revolutionary force in ethnography and the study of Africa. Beginning in 1955 with his most controversial film The Mad Masters, through 1969's darkly comic Little by Little, these films represent the most sustained flourishing of Rouch's practice of "shared anthropology," a process of collaboration with his subjects. Astonishing on their own terms, now restored and released for the first time, Eight films by Jean Rouch is essential for anyone interested in better understanding the development of ethnography and the cross-currents of colonialism and post-colonial social change in Africa, as well as documentary film practice, film history, and world cinema as a whole. Included in this box set are eight newly restored films o [...]
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)