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Keïta!, l'héritage du griot = Keita!, the heritage of the griot

Author: Dani KouyatéSotigui KouyatéHamed DickoSeydou BoroAFIX Productions.All authors
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, 1994.
Series: Library of African cinema (Videocassette)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : DyulaView all editions and formats
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Based on one of the most important works of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him "the meaning of his name," the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Named Person: Soundiata Keita; Soundiata Keita
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dani Kouyaté; Sotigui Kouyaté; Hamed Dicko; Seydou Boro; AFIX Productions.; Productions de la lanterne.; Sahélis Productions.; California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 35139687
Language Note: In Jula and French with English subtitles.
Credits: Director, Dani Kouyate︠ ; original music, Sotigui Kouyate ; director of photography, Robert Millie.
Cast: Sotigui Kouyaté, Hamed Dicko, Seydou Boro, Addoulaye Koumboudri, Mamadou Sarr, Claire Sanon, Blandine Yaméogo, Awa Sow, Souleymane Koulibaly.
Description: 1 videocassette (94 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Library of African cinema (Videocassette)
Other Titles: Keita!, the heritage of the griot
Responsibility: AFIX Productions ; Les Productions de la Lanterne ; Sahélis Productions ; L'E tat de Burkina.

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Based on one of the most important works of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him "the meaning of his name," the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire.

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