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Mama Benz & the taste of money

Author: Karin Junger; Carmen Cobos; IKON Televisie.; Radio Nederland Television.; Filmakers Library, inc.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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A documentary on the marketing in West Africa (specifically, in Togo and Burkina Faso) of textiles produced by Vlisco, a Dutch company. The local market women who sell Vlisco cloth have become very wealthy and are affectionately referred to as Mama Benz because they can afford to have a chauffeured Mercedes Benz. This film focuses on the interplay between the men of Vlisco and the West African market women they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Junger; Carmen Cobos; IKON Televisie.; Radio Nederland Television.; Filmakers Library, inc.
OCLC Number: 51796496
Language Note: Dialogue in French with English subtitles; limited narration in English.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Mama Benz and the taste of money
Responsibility: written and directed by Karin Junger ; produced by Carmen Cobos ; a Ryninks Films production in co-production with IKON and RNTV.

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A documentary on the marketing in West Africa (specifically, in Togo and Burkina Faso) of textiles produced by Vlisco, a Dutch company. The local market women who sell Vlisco cloth have become very wealthy and are affectionately referred to as Mama Benz because they can afford to have a chauffeured Mercedes Benz. This film focuses on the interplay between the men of Vlisco and the West African market women they depend on to sell their product.

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Mama Benz and the Taste of Money

(EMRO user published 2014-03-04 ) Very Good Permalink
Wealthy West African women covet clothes made from colorful batik prints that have long been considered genuine African textiles. According to this documentary, however, this material is really a lucrative export of the Netherlands, produced since the early 20th century by a Dutch company called Vlisco....
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