RIVER NIGER, BLACK MOTHER

RIVER NIGER, BLACK MOTHER

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1674
    Format: DVD

    This video traces the undulating route of the River Niger throughout West Africa, from its source in the Republic of Guinea to Nigeria, and discusses how this majestic waterway, as an essential communications and transport link, has molded the history and culture of the region. The poetic narration discusses the ancient civilizations and empires which developed on the banks of the Niger, and led to the development of such major ports and trading centers as Gao, Djenné, and Timbuktu. The video also visits key historic sites in the region, features a dramatic presentation of the epic legend of Sundiata and the founding of the Empire of Mali, as well as indigenous music and song.

    Directed by Ola Balogun
    1998, 43 minutes
    French dialog with English voice-over
    Purchase: $210 Classroom Rental: $125



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