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Author: Dominique LoreauEtienne de GrammontPhillippe WoitchikAlphonse AtacolodjouSimonet BiokouAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, ©1998.
Series: Library of African cinema (Videocassette)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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"Divine Carcasse is an unusual hybrid, a half fictional, half ethnographic film. It is a study in cultural contrast, between a desacralized, materialistic European view of reality and an animist, pre-industrial African one. Belgian director Dominique Loreau has described her film as an encounter with another culture, another way of relating to the world, objects and death, one that challenges our own relationships  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Documentaries and factual films and video
Videotapes
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Loreau; Etienne de Grammont; Phillippe Woitchik; Alphonse Atacolodjou; Simonet Biokou; Fidele Gbegnon; Szymon Zaleski; Underworld Films (Firm); California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 42688486
Language Note: In French, Fon and Yoruba with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Credits: Director of photography, Etienne de Grammont ; music, Phillippe Woitchik, editor, Andre Delvaux.
Cast: Alphonse Atacolodjou, Simonet Biokou, Fidele Gbegnon, Szymon Zaleski.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS ; widescreen (letterbox format).
Series Title: Library of African cinema (Videocassette)
Responsibility: Underworld Films [and others] ; produced, written, and directed by Dominique Loreau.

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"Divine Carcasse is an unusual hybrid, a half fictional, half ethnographic film. It is a study in cultural contrast, between a desacralized, materialistic European view of reality and an animist, pre-industrial African one. Belgian director Dominique Loreau has described her film as an encounter with another culture, another way of relating to the world, objects and death, one that challenges our own relationships to the world"--The California Newsreel Web site.

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California Newsreel is well known for their Library of African Cinema collection, which includes such titles as <I>Hyenes</I>, <I>Yeelen</I>, <I>Zan Boko</I>, <I>Monday's Girls</I>, and <I>Lumumba: Death of a Prophet,</I>. California Newsreel's latest offering, <I>Divine...
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