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Albertine and Dorcas

Synopsis
Compares daily work of two women in Abijan. Albertine, the mother of a family, lives in Adjamés neighbourhood. Her work consists of preparing and selling ‘achéké' (manioc semolina). Her rather traditional occupation is integrated into the rhythm of her family life. Dorcas, who is single, lives in Treichville and works as a cashier in a hardware store. Each day she leaves her family environment by taxi to go to work. Her rhythm is that of wage-earner and her occupation is more integrated into the modern urban world. Filmed in the Ivory Coast in 1966.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Medium
Video
Year of production
1972
Availability
Sale
Notes
English subtitles
Subjects
Anthropology; Development studies
Keywords
Africa; Ivory Coast; women workers

Credits

Director
Colette Piault
Writer
Ayaba-Soly

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£20.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
20 minutes
Year
2014

Production Company

Name

CNRS

Email
riavx@ivry.cnrs.fr
Web
http://www.chrs.fr/Image&Science External site opens in new window
Phone
+33 1 49 60 41 20
Fax
+33 1 49 60 41 56
Address
27 rue Paul Bert
Ivry sur Seine 94204 cedex
France
Name

Comité du film Ethnographique du Museé de l’homme (Le)

Name

Films du Quotidien (Les)

Distributor

Name

Les Films du Quotidien

Email
piault@u-paris10.fr
Phone
+33 1 42 60 25 76
Fax
+33 1 42 61 67 92
Address
5 rue des Saints Peres
75006 Paris
France

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