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Title À l'ombre du soleil : funérailles et intronisation du Hogon d'Arou = Im Schatten der Sonne : Begräbnisfeier und intronisation für den Hogon von Arou / réalisation Nadine Wanono, Philippe Lourdou ; directrice de production, Brigitte Lécuyer ; produit par La Sept Arte & Sodaperaga
Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (approximately 83 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary "A film about a Dogon funeral and enthronement ritual. [...] In 1984, the last of the Arou hogons died. At the bequest of the elders, his son, Ogomale, accepted the offer to replace his father temporarily to avoid leaving the position vacant. Due to economic troubles and religious discord, the funeral was not set until June 7th, 1992. For three days and two nights, the men of the Arou clan and neighboring families came to pay homage to the priest. Six weeks later, the nomination and the enthronement of the successor are organized. After his enthronement the hogon will spend the rest of his life in the sanctuary of Arou, and he will not be allowed to leave under any circumstances."--Container
Event Filmed in 1992
Notes Dogon language with English subtitles and voiceovers. Titles and credits in French and German with English subtitles
Subject Dogon (African people) -- Funeral customs and rites.
Dogon (African people) -- Religion.
Dogon (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Priests -- Mali.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Lécuyer, Brigitte
Lourdou, Philippe.
Wanono, Nadine.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Sept/Arte (Firm)
Sodaperaga (Firm)
Other Titles English title on cassette label and container jacket: In the shadow of the sun
Im Schatten der Sonne