Dama of Ambara (The)

Numéro de notice

590

Durée

01:00:00

Année de production

1974

Versions

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SD
4/3
Couleur
Sonore

Director(s)

ROUCH Jean

Résumé

Every five years, the mask society of the Dogons of Sanga, Mali, organizes a great Dama, a ceremony to end the period of mourning and drive away "the dangerous thing". The Dama shown here is for seven dignitaries, one of whom was called Ambara Dolo.

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