UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Videocassettes for African Studies

Videocassettes for African Studies

University of Wisconsin - Madison
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- AFRICA; A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY With Basil Davidson (MBT/RM Arts/Channel Four, 1984). A series of 8 hour-long documentaries on Africa. From the videocassette case: "The story is unfolded on location all over this fascinating continent, showing life as it is today, plus archive film and dramatized reconstructions." Produced in England in association with Nigerian Television.

#1: Different But Equal For over four centuries Africa was ravished by the slave trade. This has permanently distorted our view of the continent and its people. Basil Davidson goes back to Africa's origins to show that, far form having no great art or technology, Africa gave rise to some the world's greatest early civilizations. 57:00

#2: Mastering A Continent Looking closely at three different communities, Davidson examines the way African peoples carve out an existence in an often hostile environment. A group of Pokot cattle herders in Kenya tell how they use the natural environment to their advantage. Two very different farming villages show how, in Africa, spiritual development goes hand in hand with technological advance. 57:00

#3: Caravans of Gold Davidson traces the routes of the medieval gold trade, which reached from Africa to India and China in the east,and westward to the city states of Italy. African rulers grew rich and powerful-the King of Ghana was described by an Arab traveler in AD 951 as the wealthiest of all kings on earth. It was the coming of the Portuguese in 1498 which heralded the end of the great African trade. 57:00

#4: Kings and Cities To explore the ways in which the African kingdoms functioned, Davidson visits Kano in Nigeria, where a king still holds court in his 15th century palace, presiding with his council over ancient rituals which continue to command the respect of the people. 57:00

#5: The Bible and the Gun The slave trade in Africa decimated the population and rent apart the fabric of society. After the slave traders came new kinds of interlopers: first the explorers, among them Stanley and Livingstone; and the missionaries. Next came those not interested in souls but in wealth--gold and diamonds--men like Cecil Rhodes, who envisioned an empire stretching from "Cape to Cairo."57:00

#6: This Magnificent African Cake The 1880's saw the beginning of a 30 year "scramble for Africa" which dramatically changed the face of the continent. All of Africa, except for Liberia and Ethiopia, became subject to colonial rule, a condition unchanged until the outbreak of the second world war. 57:00

#7: The Rise of Nationalism Here the major struggles for African independence-in Ghana, Kenya, Algeria, the Belgian Congo-are all chartered. Davidson looks closely at the situation in Guinea Bissau and talks to the military leader in Mozambique. He also focuses on the final collapse of the white minority in Zimbabwe and then turns to South Africa to question how long this final bastion of white rule can survive. 57:00

#8: The Legacy Davidson looks at Africa in the aftermath of colonial rule, as the continent seeks ways to come to terms with its diverse inheritance. Interviews with statesmen, including Mugabe in Zimbabwe, Shagari in Nigeria, and Senghor in Senegal, illuminate the problems and successes of Africa today. 57:00

- THE AFRICANS: MYTH AND REALITY (Annenberg/CPB, 1986). A nine-part videotape series co-produced by WETA/Washington, D.C. and the BBC, which offers a comprehensive view of Africa and its people by exploring the history and contemporary life of Africa through its triple heritage: what is indigenous, what was contributed by Islam, and what was acquired from the West. Unexpurgated version.

#1: The Nature of a Continent Establishes the Triple Heritage theme: what is indigenous to Africa, what was contributed by Islam, and what has been contributed by the West. 56:18

#2: A Legacy of Lifestyles Focuses on the Africans' adaptation to their geographical environment. 54:35

#3: New Gods Examines how traditional African religions, Islam, and Christianity coexist and influence one another. 55:00

#4: Tools of Exploitation Explores the history (and results) of outside cultures exploiting Africa's human and natural resources. 55:00

#5: New Conflicts What are the tensions arising out of Africa's triple heritage? 54:22

#6: In Search of Stability Examines new social orders that illustrate Africa's search for a viable form of government. 54:57

#7: A Garden of Eden in Decay Examines the economic dilemma of African production versus consumption. 54:54

#8: A Clash of Cultures Explores the coexistence/conflict of the many African traditions and contemporary activities. 54:46

#9: Global Africa Details Africa's contributions to worldwide contemporary culture as well as international influence on current African affairs. 55:00

- L'AFRIQUE EN FRANAAIS. (University of Illinois, 1984) produced by Severine Arlabosse. A brief lecture on the history of the French language in Africa; interviews, in French, with people from Camaroun and Senegal entitled "Un Jour dans la vie de Karin," a reading of "Afrique"(by David Diop),and a conversation by 2 students about Senegal. French only (no subtitles). 36:55

- BIKO; BREAKING THE SILENCE. (Tri-Prod, 1987). Interviews with friends and acquaintances of Bantu Steven Biko, who died of police brutality in South Africa in 1977. Also interviews with those who worked on Cry Freedom, a film about Steven Biko and Donald Woods. Produced by Mark Kaplan and Richard Wicksteed. Narrated by Mike Munyati. In English. 53:00

- BOPHA (Daniel Reisenfeld/PBS, 1986). Videotaped performance of the play BOPHA. Scenes of the play are mixed with interviews with the performers. Bopha is about the lives of black policemen, collaborators with the South African government. All black cast. Shot on location in Soweto. 58:00

- BOUND TO STRIKE BACK (Produced and directed by Capricorn Productions - Zimbabwe, 1988). A series of interviews with journalists, government officials, lawyers, and businessmen on the economic and political ramifications of Apartheid. Leaders of the ANC and UDF are also interviewed extensively. This video contains still photographs and newsreel footage. 30:00

- CHILDREN OF APARTHEID. (CBS News, 1987). What South Africa's children, in their own words, have to say about the present and their futures. Narrated by Walter Cronkite. A "CBS Reports" feature. Produced by Brian T. Ellis. 49:43

- CITY LOVERS/COUNTRY LOVERS: THE GORDIMER STORIES. Nadine Gordimer (Profile Productions, 1982). From cassette case: "In City Lovers a middle-aged white geologist is enamored by the charms of a "colored" cashier girl. Soon their casual relationship is a tender love affair. In Country Lovers, Paulus, the son of a wealthy white farmer, and Thebedi, the daughter of a black farmhand, have been friends since childhood. As they grow older, they become increasingly intimate until eventually they are lovers...secret lovers. In both films the lovers must suffer the consequences of their intimacy since the South African Immorality Act forbids social relationships between couples of mixed race. Shot on location in South Africa." 120:00

- THE COLOR PURPLE (Warner Brothers, 1985). Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, about the rural south in the early part of this century. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margret Avery. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Dolby stereo. 154:00

- CRY FREEDOM. (UNIVERSAL PICTURES, 1987). From the cassette case: " After learning of apartheid's true horrors through Biko's eyes editor Donald Woods discovers that his friend has been silenced by the police. Determined not to let Biko's message go unheard, Woods undertakes a perilous quest to escape South Africa and bring Biko's remarkable tale of courage to the world. The riveting, true story offers a stirring account of man at his most evil and most heroic." Starring Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline. Directed by Sir Richard Attenborough. Based on the books Biko and Asking for Trouble by Donald Woods. 150:00

- FROM SUN UP. (Maryknoll World Video, 1987). In Swahili with English subtitles. Produced by a Tanzanian woman, Flora M'mbubu, shot in Tanzania with an all African crew, "From Sun Up" is a candid, authentic picture of the dawn-to-dusk, life-sustaining efforts of the women of black Africa to survive and prosper. It portrays the woman's multiple roles as provider, mother, water-carrier, wood-gatherer, cook, and entrepreneur. It reflects the condition of women everywhere, especially those of the Third World. 28:00

- GENERATIONS OF RESISTANCE. (S. Africa Media Center/ California newsreel, 1979). This film traces the rebellion and uprisings of black African in South from the Bambata Rebellion in 1906 to the present generation. The film examines leaders, causes, and white reaction to the unrest 52:00

- "GIRLS APART"; CHRIS SHEPPARD AND CLAUDE SAUVANGEOT (New Internationalist). Filmed interview with two 16 year old schoolgirls, one from the black township of Soweto, and one from the wealthy white suburbs of Johannesburg. The girls talk about their lives and the South Africa each girl believes in. 39:30

- HUGH MASEKELA: "Notice to Quit (The Lion Never Sleeps)." (Wadham Film/Hedfing Ltd., 1986). A portrait of South Africa using poems, still photographs and newsreel footage, with original music composed and performed by Hugh Masekela. 60:00

- JAMAICAN FOLK TALES & ORAL HISTORIES. 104-minute two-part documentary of an art form in transition, based on the book of the same name by Laura Tanna and including several of the stories narrated in the book. The videos demonstrate how the art of oral narrative performance is transmitted, using words, songs and physical movements. Part 1 explores the art of story telling with excerpts of actual performances and interviews with Jamaican traditional artists. Text, videocassette and audiocassette.

Text: No. 1 Jamaica 21 anthology series: Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories, by Laura Tanna (Kingston: Institute of Jamaica Publications Ltd., 1984).

Videocassette: 76:00

Part 1 - The Performance of Stories 28:00 Performances by: Henrietta Barnes, Leslie Barnes, Adina Henry, Pauline Lawrence, Brother Martin, Leo McIntyre, Mollivette Peterson and Thomas Rowe.

Part 2 - A Selection of Jamaican Folk Tales: Introduction - Narrated by Fae Ellington 1:53 Riddles - Molivette Peterson 2:19 Big Boy Story - Mollivette Peterson 2:36 Anansi and Nana, Hana, Reece Cubbitch an de Wacky- Louise Bennett 8:57 Nora and Acky - Adina Henry 5:45 Anasi, King and Dryhead - Brother Martin1 5:40 Blam Blam Sinday Dido - Thomas Rowe 13:13 Parson Story - Leo McIntyre 2:54 Duppy Story - Henrietta Barnes 3:12 Mr. Lannaman's Corn Piece - Pauline Lawrence 9:16

Audiocassette: 60:00

Side One: Me Fada's Bes Ridin Haws - Ranny Williams; Bredda Nansi, Bud an Hole - Ranny Williams; Pa John Trick's Anansi - Sebert Smith; Duppy Stories - Henrietta Barnes; Kofe Moveh -Adina Barry; Timorimo - Adina Barry; Ribba Muma - Louise Bennett.

Side Two: Nora an de Ackee - Adina Henry; William an de Whapea-Thomas Rowe; John Do Good -Adina Henry.

- JOSEPH CAMPBELL AND THE POWER OF THE MYTH. With Bill Moyers (Apostrophe S Productions, 1988). From cassette case: "An exhilarating journey onto the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller(Joseph Campbell), conducted by Bill Moyers in the acclaimed PBS series.

#1 The Hero's Adventure 60:00 "Long before medieval knights charged off to slay dragons, tales of heroic adventures were an integral part of all world cultures."

#2 The Message of the Myth 60:00 "Campbell compares the creation story on Genesis with creation stories from around the world. Because the world changes, religion has to be transformed and new mythologies created. People today are struck with old metaphors and myths that don't fit their needs."

#3 The First Storytellers 60:00 "Campbell discusses the importance of accepting death as rebirth as in the myth of the buffalo and the story of Christ, the rite of passage in primitive societies, the role of mystical Shamans, and the decline of rituals in today's society."

#4 Sacrifice and Bliss 60:00 "Campbell discusses the role of sacrifice in myth, which symbolizes the necessity for rebirth. He also talks about the significance of sacrifice - in particular, a mother's sacrifice for her child, and the sacrifice to the relationship in marriage - and stresses the need for everyone of us to find our sacred place in the midst of today's fast- paced technological world."

#5 Love and the Goddess 60:00 "Campbell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th century troubadours, and addresses questions about the image of woman-as goddess, virgin, Mother Earth."

#6 Masks of Eternity 60:00 "Campbell provides challenging insights into the concepts of God, religion and eternity, as revealed in Christian teachings and the beliefs of Buddhists, Navajo Indians, Schopenhauer, Jung and others."

- THE MAGIC GARDEN (Swan Films Ltd., 1960) (South Africa). From cassette jacket: "A South African whimsy set near Johannesburg involving the theft of 'magic money',and how it affects the lives of those it touches. In reality, one long chase sequence with many smiles along the way. The first all black South African film; a musical allegory. In English. Starring Tommy Machaka, Harriet Quebecko, David Minkwana and Dolly Rathebe. Directed by Donald Swanson. 63:00

- MANDELA. (NBPC & Villon Films, 1986). Biographies of Winnie and Nelson Mandela and the history of their struggles against apartheid. 58:00

- MARRIAGE OF MIRIAMU/SHARING IS UNITY. (Tanzania Film Co. & Ron Mulvihill, 1983). 1.) A Young woman must overcome her fear of traditional healers to regain her health. In Swahili with English subtitles. 2.) A Short documentary about life in the countryside where cooperation and sharing are important aspects of community life. Narrated in English. 1. Marriage of Miriamu 36:00 2. Sharing is Unity 22:00

- MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS. Athol Fugard (Lorimar, 1984). An adaptation of Athol Fugard's noted Broadway play, which deals with the relationship between Hally ("Master Harold") and two black men Willie and Sam ("the boys") who work for his family. Starring Matthew Broderick, Zakes Mokae, and John Kami. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. From the cassette case: "Set in a small family-owned tea room in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1950, Hally learns that his crippled, alcoholic, father is about to be released from the hospital. Afraid, angry, and frustrated over the return of his father, Hally suddenly turns vicious toward Willie and Sam as he has never done before, uncovering his inherited racism." 90:00

- MERIDIAN PRODUCTIONS SELECTIONS: Serote/Nathan/US out of Everywhere/Church at the Crossroads. (Meridian, 1987). Four short pieces by Meridian Productions: 1) Mongane Wally Serote, South African poet, in conversation with Ralph Mzamo. Color. 2) Laurie Nathan, National Organizer of the End Conscription Campaign (E.C.C.), talks about the E.C.C. and its activities. B/W. 3) Film footage of the US protest against US government involvement in South Africa and Central America. April 25, 1987. 4) Conversation with a clergyman stationed in Soweto since 1980. Color. 1.) Mongane Wally Serote 20 min. 2.) Laurie Nathan 16 min. 3.) U. S. Out of Everywhere 8 min. 4.) Church at the Crossroads (rough cut) 15 min.

- MOROCCO, BODY AND SOUL. Genini, 1987 (First Run/Icarus Films). A series of three films which illuminate the diversity and beauty of Moroccan custom through its music. The films trace foreign influences on Moroccan music while also emphasizing the strength and importance of its role in local society. Not only Morocco's Arab neighbors, but also other Mediterranean cultures, notably Spain, are reflected in these three very diverse portraits of Moroccan singers and musicians. Descriptions below are from the catalog.

--Hymns of Praise 26 min. "Moulay Idriss I, descendent of the Prophet Mohammed, founded the first Islamic Kingdom of Morocco in the eight century A.D. His Moussem, or sanctuary, is now the site of an annual religious pilgrimage. The inauguration of the pilgrimage is staged by the several Sufi brotherhoods with a night-time ceremony, the "Khamra". The music of oboes and drums attracts those from the crowd who succumb to the rhythm, and as the ceremony becomes increasingly breathless, the Sufi followers reach the ecstatic state of mystic communion with God. For eight days there is a constant stream of thousands of pilgrims from all over Morocco. The houses, terraces, and cafes are filled with lute, violin, and tambourine music all night long, while at the ceremonies women, children and old people dance themselves into a trance that frees them from their inner conflicts. Religious fervor and collective euphoria are united for the salvation of body and soul."

--Lutes and Delights 26 min. "Abdelsadek Chekara and his orchestra, famous throughout Morocco, are among the most faithful interpreters of Arab-Andalusian music. The 11 traditional `noubas' which they perform express a spirit of tolerance, echoing from a time when Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived together in Spain. It was brought to North Africa by Jews and Muslims driven out of Spain. Combining Arab and Moroccan poetry with accents from Flamenco, this music utilizes lutes, violins, cellos and percussion instruments to make an unusual and seductive sound expressing the whole spectrum of human emotions."

--Aita 26 min. "Fatna bent El Hocine is a cheika, a female troubadour -- travelling with dancers and musicians, performing at religious ceremonies, marriages, and circumcisions. She sings of disappointed love and abandoned women in mystical outbursts which have undertones of nearby Spain. Sometimes a stadium replaces the bedouin tent, and microphones and amplifiers allow the singer to reach a larger audience. Regardless of the setting, when Fatna bent El Hocine throws herself into the `aita,' or `cries out,' the impact is fantastic."

- MUSIC OF AFRICA. (Our Musical Heritage Series, Hollywood Select Video, Inc., 1987). Description from tape case: "The program focuses on western African music, with special focus on the music of Ghana. The chief musical instruments are rattles, bells and drums. The sounds of these instruments are blended with the human voice to create a distinctive musical style." 22:00

- PLACE OF WEEPING. (A Place of Weeping Production, 1986). From the cassette case: "The first film about the South African struggle made by South Africans...one woman's personal fight for freedom. Her bravery, her emotional traumas, and her battles against undignified abuse. Her heroic and lonely fight against both the deep-rooted hatred and resentment of her people and the violent and oppressive hand of the apartheid system." Starring James Whyle, Gcini Mhlope, Charles Comyn and Norman Coombes. Directed by Darrell Roodt. 88:00

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- REPERCUSSIONS: A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC.

--Programs 1&2 120:00 1: "Born Musicians: Traditional Music from Gambia." The first film in this series focuses on the professional musicians of the West African Savannah and in particular on the Mandinka music of the Gambia, where a powerful and refined tradition of both vocal and instrumental music is maintained. The Mandinka conception of the terms "music" and "musician" are profoundly different from the European one and this film looks at the traditions of the jalis - the musicians in Mandinka society not simply by virtue of their profession but by their inheritance.

2: "On the Battlefield Gospel Quartets." Gospel music goes back to the plantation days, when African musical sensibility came to terms with European church harmony. This film centers on Alabama and seeks out the places where Gospel music has remained impervious to fashion and traditional unaccompanied male quartets still hold sway. It also looks at the Gospel traditions of the inspirational preacher and the lady evangelist.

--Programs 3&4 120:00 3: "Legends of Rhythm and Blues." The West Coast generated a Blues style of its own which paved the way for rock 'n roll. Today California is the home of many of the finest Blues musicians in America. Legendary performers like the late Big Mama Thorton, creator of "Hound Dog", Lowell Fulson, described by B.B. King as the "sleeping giant of the Blues", and Lloy Glenn, one of the best exponents of the Texas Barrelhouse keyboard style are featured in this film.

4: "Sit Down and Listen: The Story of Max Roach." The program concentrates on the Afro-American tradition at its most sophisticated and most daring - the art jazz of the post-war East Coast - and focuses on one of the greatest and most articulate performers to emerge from the movement known as beebop, drummer Max Roach. Artists featured in this program with Max Roach include Cecil Bridgewater, Odean Pope, Tyrone Brown, the Sedenborg String Quartet, Abdulah Ibrahim, and Max Roach's ensemble M'Boom.

--Programs 5&6 120:00 5: "The Drums of Dagbon." This film shows the courtly society of the Dagbamba where the great drum choirs have central role in the social life of the people and traces the roots of highlife, the joyous popular dance music of West Africa.

6: "Caribbean Crucible." This film shows the pure and passionate music performed in the remote countryside of the Caribbean Islands and moves through a variety of remarkable Afro-European fusions to the tough and exhilarating sounds of urban Jamaican popular music, including reggae and deejay.

--Program 7 60:00 "Africa Come Back: The Popular Music of West Africa." This program looks at the popular music scene in Ghana today featuring musicians including Nan Ampadu and the African Brothers, Koo Nimo, Smart Mkansah and the Sunsum band and the Segun Adewale, exploring why African music continues to offer such a wealth of overwhelming energy and diversity.

- SELBE ET TANT DES AUTRES; SAFI FAYE. (Faust Film, 1982). A film made about Selbe, a village woman. The film examines her life, her work, and her family, as well as the social structure and customs of the village. Accession date 8\88. 30:00

- SONGS OF THE ADVENTURERS, Gei Zatinger. (Constant Spring Productions, 1987). The Kingdom of Lesotho is a small independent country surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. The Basotho people depend upon migrant laborers, who work in South Africa, for half the nation's income. Cultural traditions among the migrant workers help preserve a sense of personal and national identity. This film is about one such tradition: difela, the poetic songs of Lesotho working men. 47:00

- SOUTH AFRICA BELONGS TO US. (Gerhard Schmidt, 1980). Five portraits of women under apartheid. Produced & directed by Chris Austin. From the South African Media Center. Accession date 8\88. 30:05

- SWAHILI BODY LANGUAGE. Magdalena Hauner, assisted by Joseph Mkele (UW-Madison, 1984). 5 dialogues taped in August of 1984. Intended audience is intermediate and advanced level Swahili language students. Can be used by elementary level students if under the guidance of an instructor. 13:00

- THINGS FALL APART; Episode 8: RELIEF. (The Nigerian Television Authority, 1987). Based on the novel by Chinua Achebe. Adapted & scripted for TV by Adiela Inyedibia and Emma Eleanya. Starring Pete Edochie, Nduka Eye, and Justus Estri. Directed by David Orere. From the cassette jacket: "Okonkwo falls into a stupor since he slayed Ikemefuna. At night, his sleep is haunted by strange voices and by day, Ezeudu's warning continually ring in his ears. In an attempt to escape his conscience, Oknokwo pays a visit to his bosom friend, Obierika, whose in-laws are coming to celebrate the bride price ceremonies of his daughter. there is much rejoicing, feasting, dancing, and merry-making, which last deep into the night." 52:00

- USHIRIKA NI UMOJA ("Sharing is Unity"). (Ron Mulvihill, 1983). In Swahili (no subtitles). Documentary about village life and the importance of cooperation in the life of the community. 22:00

- WITNESS TO APARTHEID. (Developing News Inc, 1986). "Classroom version" of WITNESS TO APARTHEID, a documentary film of interviews with South African citizens interspersed with newsreel footage. Acquisition date: 2/88. 36:25

- WOZA ALBERT! (Everyman/ BBC, 1972). Featuring Mbongeni Ngema and Percy Miwa. A film about the creation and production of the Woza Albert. The two playwright/actors discuss the events that lead to their collaboration, and how the play grew from improvisation and personal experiences. Accession date: 8/88. 55:00

- WRITERS IN CONVERSATION: ACHEBE, SEROTE, KUZWAYO, SOYINKA. (Institute of Contemporary Art, London). Series of 4 interview tapes with African writers. In each program the writer is "in conversation" with another writer or critic on the topics of their methods, styles, favorite writers, public critics, and publishers. In English.

--Chinua Achebe with Nuruddin Farah 60:00 Chinua Achebe was born in 1930 in the village of Ogidi in Eastern Nigeria. After studying medicine and literature at the University of Ibadan, he went to work for the Nigerian Broadcasting Company in Lagos.

--Ellen Kuzwayo with Hilda Berstein 60:00 Ellen Kuzwayo lives in Soweto, the black township outside Johannesburg, but grew up on her family's beautiful farm near Thaba 'Nchu in Orange Free State which was seized by the South African Government in the 1970's as part of its policy of removing so called "black spots" from areas allocated to whites.

--Mongane Serote with Edward Blishen 60:00 Mongane Serote was born in Sophiatown, South Africa in 1944. He went to school in Alexandra township, then in Leribe, Lesotho, and completed his education at the Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto. He spent 1969 in solitary confinement in a South African jail and was released without being charged. Serote was a Fullbright scholar and attended the University of Columbia where he obtained a Fine Arts degree in 1979. Since then he has been living in Gasberone, Botswana, attached to the Nedu Arts Ensemble.

--Wole Soyinka with Edward Blishen 60:00 Born in Nigeria in 1934, he is without doubt one of the greatest writers and thinkers of our time. As a poet, he has had two major collections published, Idarne and Other Poems and A Shuttle in the Crypt, which contains poems written while Soyinka was imprisoned during the Nigerian Civil War.

- YAABA SOORE: PATH OF THE ANCESTORS/ DANCE OF THE SPIRITS. (University of Iowa/Christopher Roy, 1986 & 1988). From cassette jacket: "Art and Death in Africa".

1) Yaabe Soore: Path of the Ancestors.A small country in West Africa, Burkina Faso, is the setting for an examination of the function of art, dance, and music in the culture of the tribes that exist there. 17:10

2) Dance of the Spirits. Mask styles and performance in the Upper Volta. How masks are used in ceremonies in Burkina Faso. 28:37

- YOU HAVE STRUCK A ROCK. (Deborah May & the United Nations, 1981). Shows how women have fared under South Africa's apartheid laws. Interviews with members and leaders of the FSAW and ANC Women's League, newsreel footage and still photographs portray the many demonstrations and protests staged by black women in South Africa since 1948. 28:00

RELATED MATERIALS:

- AFRICAN CULTURES: TEACHING METHODS. (Recorded at Baraboo H.S., 1975). Intended for use by teachers of African Culture as an example of teaching methods. Technical quality of the picture is poor. B/W. 51:00

- LANGUAGE TEACHING WORKSHOP. (UW-Madison, 1975) Recorded in the classroom.

1. Connie Knop: Objectives of aural-oral teaching. 2. Neil Skinner: Some functional considerations for the teaching of grammar. 3. Zinta Konrad: Techniques for teaching aural skills. 4. Valerie Wyman: Teaching of reading. 5. Carol Herron: Integrating culture into the curriculum. 6. Patty Kuntz, Richard Lepine, Jan Sterk: demos. 7. Leslie Townsend, Meg Skinner, Mustafa Abba, Connie Stephens: demos. 8. Barbara Smith, Wandile Kuse, Helene Bowen: demos.


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