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Title Black samurai
Published Paris : ZED, 2006
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Ethnographic Video Online    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (52 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary In "Black Samurai", we're thrust into the lives of the Surma people, one of the fiercest tribes of southwestern Ethiopia, where war ravages the land. Recently, because of a terrible famine, the Surma land has been infiltrated by hundreds of their lifelong enemies, the Bumis. The King of Surma, watch over the confines of his territory to prevent attacks from the Bumis. He decides to call for a Donga, a dual with long sticks, which helps the clan to practice fighting for the upcoming battles. Wole Kiwo will go through the violent trial. He will then exchange his stick for a kalachnikov, and return to the combat zone to fight the Bumis
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Suri (African people) -- Ethiopia.
Murzu (African people) -- Ethiopia.
Mekan (African people) -- Ethiopia.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Feqramārqos Dastā, contributor
Kiwo, Wole, other
Queyrat, Jean, director