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After the Drought: A Peasant Family in West Africa

Synopsis
About a peasant family living in the village of Piela - a loosely nucleated settlement of compounds with little centrality - in the central part of Upper Volta, who make their living primarily by farming, supplemented by income from two wage-earning sons.
Language
English
Country
Denmark
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 30 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1976
Availability
Hire
Uses
Introduction to contemporary West Africa - agriculture, non-nuclear family structure, marketing; also helpful in geography courses.
Keywords
Africa; rural communities; Upper Volta

Credits

Director
Aage Peterson; Kristian Palvden; O G Sven
Producer
Willy Rohoe

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Sponsor

Name

Danchurchaid

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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