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Justice à Agadez

Author: Christian Lelong; Cinédoc films (Firm),; Icarus Films,
Publisher: [Brooklyn, New York] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Filmed in the village of Agadez in northern Niger, this films chronicles seven typical cases heard by the local Cadi. The film unobtrusively witnessess these seven stories - small civil disputes, domestic conflicts, marriage problems, accusations of theft. Justice at Agadez not only demonstrates the power of Islamic religious beliefs in enforcing both moral and civil behavior but also provides viewers a rare  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Lelong; Cinédoc films (Firm),; Icarus Films,
OCLC Number: 1042056016
Language Note: In English and Tamashek with English subtitles and French credits.
Notes: Title from title frames.
Originally produced in [2004]; previously released in 2006.
Target Audience: 10 and up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (78 min.) : sound, color.
Other Titles: Justice at Agadez
Responsibility: Cinédoc films présente ; un film de Christian Lelong.

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Filmed in the village of Agadez in northern Niger, this films chronicles seven typical cases heard by the local Cadi. The film unobtrusively witnessess these seven stories - small civil disputes, domestic conflicts, marriage problems, accusations of theft. Justice at Agadez not only demonstrates the power of Islamic religious beliefs in enforcing both moral and civil behavior but also provides viewers a rare opportunity to see how Islamic law, unlike the manner in which it has often been sensationalized in the Western media, actually functions on an everyday basis.

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