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Dama of Ambara (The)

To Enchant Death

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  01:00:00  1974  SD 4/3  Color  Sound

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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Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of slow motion shooting with synchronous sound to study the mask's dances.
Voice over. Music and songs.
Date of broadcasting05/1995 (Planète câble)
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Number590
PublicLarge audience ; Specialised audience
Original Support16 mm Film
VersionFrench ; English
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery support16 mm Film ; Beta SP ; DV Cam
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