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Title The blooms of Banjeli : technology and gender in African ironmaking / written by Carlyn Saltman, Eugenia Herbert and Candice Gaucher ; directed by Carlyn Saltman
Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1986
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (29 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary The Blooms of Banjeli documents research in Banjeli, Togo on iron-smelting technology, its rituals, and the sexual prohibitions surrounding it. Including rare historical footage from the same village in 1914, it provides a unique technological record of the traditional method of preparing a furnace to smelt iron
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 12, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Iron industry and trade -- Social aspects -- Togo -- Banjeli
Bassari (Togolese and Ghanaian people) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Saltman, Carlyn, author of screenplay, director
Herbert, Eugenia W., author of screenplay
Gaucher, Candice, author of screenplay