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Ymako

Synopsis
Ymako Teatri, a theatre company based in the Ivory Coast, uses street theatre to question some contemporary West African problems. The group’s originality consists in using the ‘invisible theatre’ method to take the public by surprise and thus make them react to their own problems. This film shows how a local theatre company efficiently uses fiction to illustrate the realities of today’s Africa. It presents two performances - one criticises the current proliferation of religious sects, the other deals with the awakening of villagers to HIV/AIDS.
Language
English
Country
Belgium
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Anthropology; Drama
Keywords
Africa; education through drama; health education; Ivory Coast

Credits

Director
Laurent van Lancker; Robin Shuffield

Production Company

Name

Uppercut

Phone
+32 2 57 03 22
Fax
+32 2 57 03 22
Address
1070 Bruxelles

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
https://www.therai.org.uk/film/film-sales External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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