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Author: Lloyd Gardner; Ngozi Onwurah; Caroline Lee Johnson; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; California Newsreel (Firm)
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, ©1993.
Series: Library of African cinema (Videocassette)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A grandmother named Monday Moses in Ogoloma, Nigeria is responsible for taking the young girls of the village through various rites of passage into womanhood that involve body painting, public breast examination and five weeks of confinement in "fattening rooms" so that they will be ready for marriage. Documents these ceremonies and the crisis that develops when a chieftain's daughter who has lived in the city for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Ethnographic television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd Gardner; Ngozi Onwurah; Caroline Lee Johnson; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 31965549
Language Note: In English and Waikiriki with English subtitles.
Notes: Broadcast as an episode of the television program: Under the sun.
Credits: Narrator, Caroline Lee Johnson ; photography, Alwin Kuchler, Simone Horrocks ; consultant, Titus Anyanwu ; anthropologist, Ibi Derekafa ; film editor, Rod Iverson.
Performer(s): Narrator: Caroline Lee Johnson.
Description: 1 videocassette (49 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Library of African cinema (Videocassette)
Other Titles: Under the sun (Television program)
Responsibility: a Lloyd Gardner production for BBC-TV ; director, Ngozi Onwurah ; producer, Lloyd Gardner.

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A grandmother named Monday Moses in Ogoloma, Nigeria is responsible for taking the young girls of the village through various rites of passage into womanhood that involve body painting, public breast examination and five weeks of confinement in "fattening rooms" so that they will be ready for marriage. Documents these ceremonies and the crisis that develops when a chieftain's daughter who has lived in the city for some years, returns to participate in the ritual but then refuses to complete them.

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