Miraculous water effects of scarcity and abundance in Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Mali /

In sub-Saharan Africa, water is the focus of daily life. This program seeks to understand its centrality by investigating the situation at Lake Ganvie, Benin, an "African Venice" where survival is threatened by environmental changes, improper sanitation, and water-related illnesses; a perceived corr... Full description

Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other Authors: Films Media Group., Octapixx Worldwide (Firm)
Language: English
Multiple
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2004.
Series: Call of Africa.
Subjects:
Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.
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490 1 |a The Call of Africa: The Voice of a Continent 
500 |a Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 04, 2008. 
500 |a Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware. 
505 0 |a African Venice: Life on the Water (2:52) -- Struggle for Survival in Benin (4:42) -- Water-Related Illnesses (4:09) -- Fishing and Fish Farming in Africa (3:06) -- Dogon Culture Disappearing (4:27) -- Africans Without Water (2:44) -- Ethiopia and Sahel: Future Without Water (3:16) -- Ethiopian Essentials: Water and Firewood (6:18) -- Mud Fishing and Malnutrition (3:00) -- Water Goddesses (3:34) -- Water in Religion and Ritual (4:37) -- Superstitions About Water and Goddesses (2:18) -- Supernatural Spirits for Hunters (4:37) 
506 |a Access requires authentication through Films on Demand. 
520 |a In sub-Saharan Africa, water is the focus of daily life. This program seeks to understand its centrality by investigating the situation at Lake Ganvie, Benin, an "African Venice" where survival is threatened by environmental changes, improper sanitation, and water-related illnesses; a perceived correlation among Dogon elders between their people's shift away from the worship of Nommo and an increase in drought conditions; the scarcity of and limited access to water in Ethiopia near the Sahel; annual mud-fishing in Mali, as malnourished locals, desperate to fill their stomachs, gather unhealthy fish in the sure knowledge that eating them will make them ill; and the worship of Mami Wata on the banks of the Volta River and the annual fetatotro, a turning-of-the-year festival. 
521 2 |a 11 & up. 
538 |a Mode of access: Internet. 
538 |a System requirements: FOD playback platform. 
546 |a Portions are in other languages with English subtitles. 
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650 0 |a Climatology. 
650 0 |a Geomorphology. 
650 0 |a Human geography. 
650 0 |a Hydrology. 
650 0 |a Landforms. 
650 0 |a Natural resources. 
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651 0 |a Africa, Sub-Saharan  |x Social conditions. 
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830 0 |a Call of Africa. 
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