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A children's game or a ritual of spirit possession?

(Bongouanou, Côte d'Ivoire)

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  00:10:00  2004  Color  Sound

In southeastern Ivory Coast, Véronique Duchesne filmed two sequences, in 1993 and 1999, showing the role of play in the learning of religious practices, beginning in early childhood.
In a courtyard, children play at the ritual of possession which is central to the worship of the boson, anthropomorphic nature spirits. They reproduce the songs, dance steps, rhythms, and staging, as well as the physical stance of the dancers.

Producer : CNRS
 
Author : DUCHESNE Véronique (Systèmes de pensée en Afrique noire, UMR CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine)
Director : DUCHESNE Véronique (Systèmes de pensée en Afrique noire, UMR CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine)
Scientific referent : DUCHESNE Véronique
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Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d'incrustation de textes.
Quelques interventions en son direct sous-titrées en français. Musique et chants du rituel.
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kThematique

Sociology ; Ethnology

Keywords  

Ritual ; Learning process ; Infancy ; Anyi ; Trance ; Possession

Places  

Ivory Coast

Technical Sheet
Item No.1204
PublicSpecialised audience
Original SupportHi8 ; DV
VersionFrench
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
LaboratoryUMR8171
Delivery supportDV Cam