More Than Just A Game

More Than Just A Game

Competitions and Celebrations in Ethiopia, Ghana, Niger, Senegal, and Sudan

Streaming Video - 2008
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In sub-Saharan Africa, traditionally minded people view everything as being touched by the supernatural-including what might seem, to Western eyes, to be simply athletic or recreational activities. This program explains the deeper meaning of the donga, ritualized stick-fighting bouts of the Surma culture; sacred Senegalese wrestling, an ancient village tradition that has met with immense enthusiasm in the city; weekly wrestling matches in the Sudanese melting pot of Khartoum, rituals of cohesion rather than confrontation; Tuareg camel races, symbols of communal unity and strength; the plentiful music and dancing that accompanies African festivals; and soccer, which in Ghana involves the spells of sorcerers.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2004
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file


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