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Jaguar

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One of Jean Rouch's classic ethnofictions, the film follows three young Songhay men from Niger-- Lam Ibrahim, Illo Goudel'ize, and the legendary performer Damouré Zika-- on a journey to the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana). Drawing from his own fieldwork on intra-African migration, the results of which he published in the 1956 book Migrations au Ghana, Rouch collaborated with his three subjects on an improvisational narrative. The four filmed the trip in mid-1950s, and reunited a few years later to record the sound, the participants remembering dialogue and making up commentary. The result is a playful film that finds three African men performing an ethnography of their own culture.
DVD
2010; 1967
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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A Love Apart

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This beautifully filmed documentary was shot in Niger, in the barren landscape of the desert, where a nomadic tribe, the Tuareg, keep their traditional ways. A charismatic teenager, Rhaissa, is about to marry a man she has never met. She learns from her girlfriend Fatima that her husband-to-be is not very handsome nor has an abundance of "ashek" or pride. But Rhaissa only giggles for she is resigned to her fate. Her parents have accepted the proposal and the unspoken tribal rules must be followed. This is the last time that Rhaissa can be a girl and have a shepherd's freedom to follow the sheep. The marriage ritual demands that Rhaissa spend the week before her marriage in a wedding tent, where she cannot speak to anyone or leave its confines. It is hard for this beautiful, energetic [...]
Online
2008
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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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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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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)