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Title The long tears : an Ndebele story / a Shadow Films-SABC 3 co-production
Published South Africa : Shadow Films, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (53 minutes)
Summary Documentary film that explores the art, culture, traditions and history of the Ndebele people of South Africa. Focuses on the initiation rites for both males and females and the Ndebele women's unique but disappearing art of decorative wall painting
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015)
In English and Ndebele with English subtitles
Subject Initiation rites -- South Africa.
Mural painting and decoration, Ndebele -- South Africa.
Ndebele (African people) -- History.
Ndebele (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Ndebele (African people) -- South Africa -- Rites and ceremonies.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Forbes, David (Director), producer, director
Shadow Films, Ltd., production company
South African Broadcasting Corporation, production company