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God gave her a Mercedes Benz

Author: Katia Forbert Petersen; SFINX Film/TV.; Filmakers Library, inc.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, [1993?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Documentary. Colorful markets of Africa are often dominated by strong older women, who control prices and determine who can buy their goods. These women are affectionately referred to as Mama Benz because each one has a chauffeured driven Mercedes Benz. This film focuses on one woman who presides over the cloth market in Lomé, Togo.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Katia Forbert Petersen; SFINX Film/TV.; Filmakers Library, inc.
OCLC Number: 29701405
Notes: Dialogue in French ; title and subtitles in English.
Produced by SFINX Film/TV for the National Film Board of Denmark.
Licensed recording made by Filmakers Library on 10/11/93.
Originally produced as documentary film in Denmark in 1992.
Credits: Cinematography, Katia Forbert Petersen ; music, Johan Zachrisson and Janis Joplin.
Performer(s): Myth narrated by Kossi Apkovi.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (48 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Mama Benz, an African market woman
Responsibility: SFINX Film/TV ; directed by Katia Forbert Petersen ; concept and research by Ingrid Nyström ; myth narrated by Kossi Apkovi.

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Documentary. Colorful markets of Africa are often dominated by strong older women, who control prices and determine who can buy their goods. These women are affectionately referred to as Mama Benz because each one has a chauffeured driven Mercedes Benz. This film focuses on one woman who presides over the cloth market in Lomé, Togo.

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