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Masks, Fetishes and Other Obsessions: A Voyage into Traditional African Art

Synopsis
Lekha Sarkar explores the myths and stereotypes associated with traditional African masks and through them their associated cultures. She traces her journey to Togo and the Cameroon, to High priests, healers, and magicians, a voodoo temple and traditional ritualistic feasts. Sarkar also searches in Switzerland for the answers to her questions about traditional African art.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Switzerland
Year of release
2008
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
art - African; ethnology; masks; religious belief and practice; rituals

Credits

Contributor
Lekha Sarkar

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
£120 [University rate]
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Artfilms Europe

Email
info@artfilms.com.au
Web
http://www.artfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 208 265 1752
Fax
+44 207 117 5174
Address
PO Box 71507
London
SE10 1BY
United Kingdom
Notes
Artfilms Europe is the European distributor of the collection of Contemporary Arts Media, Australia (previously known as Hush Video). The collection originally specialised in drama and the performing arts but has since widened its remit across the arts spectrum to include visual arts, design, architecture, new media and digital arts in its collection of over 5,000 titles. Separate subject catalogues, printed or online in pdf format, are available for theatre, dance, visual arts, film & cinema, new media, music, performance art and communication & culture. Sale on DVD or streamed on a pay-per-view or subscription basis from www.artfiflms-digital.com. From 2015, private users can subscribe via a digital site licence for £8 per month, allowing access to a selection of 300 - 400 films.

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