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There is Nothing Wrong with My Uncle

Synopsis
Nigerian writer Dul Johnson returns to the land of the Tarok people in Nigeria to observe the local death rituals and the Tarok ways of dealing with grief and honouring the departed. This film provides a rare and detailed record of local religious practices. It bears witness to the fluid ways in which communities, families and individuals construct their religious and cultural identities and also reveals the tense interplay between the modern and the traditional.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Notes
In Tarok with English subtitles
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
death; ethnography; Nigeria; religious belief and practice

Credits

Contributor
Dul Johnson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
62 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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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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