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Women of the Sahel

Author: Paolo Quaregna; Souleymane Mahamane
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material
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Summary:
Documentary which records a visit with a number of women of Niger's informal sector as they make peanut oil, extract salt from earth, and turn gypsum into plaster. The film introduces the craftswomen who create marvelously decorated pottery, beautifully woven straw mats, and intricate leather work; all this is done in the hope of earning a few dollars per week.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paolo Quaregna; Souleymane Mahamane
Language Note: Dialogue in a Nigerien language, with English subtitles.
OCLC Number: 36295787
Credits: Translation, Paul Belle.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: a film by Paolo Quaregna & Souleymane Mahamane.

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Documentary which records a visit with a number of women of Niger's informal sector as they make peanut oil, extract salt from earth, and turn gypsum into plaster. The film introduces the craftswomen who create marvelously decorated pottery, beautifully woven straw mats, and intricate leather work; all this is done in the hope of earning a few dollars per week.
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