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The manuscripts of Timbuktu

Author: Zola MasekoDavid Max BrownSouth African Broadcasting Corporation,Black Roots Pictures (Firm)Vieux Farka Touré (Musical group),All authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, California] : California Newsreel, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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This documentary demonstrates that Timbuktu was a leading cultural, economic, scientific and religious center that made a significant and lasting impact on Africa and the entire world. Featuring commentary by African sholars, and rich reenactments, the film documents that Africa had vibrant scholarly institutions and written cultures long before European intervention. It establishes the importance of preserving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Documentary films
History
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Zola Maseko; David Max Brown; South African Broadcasting Corporation,; Black Roots Pictures (Firm); Vieux Farka Touré (Musical group),; Newsreel (Firm),
OCLC Number: 786005798
Language Note: In French and Arabic with English subtitles.
Notes: This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
"A first for African film"--Title credits.
"The Icons feature film series - Africa in its own image"--End credits.
Originally produced in 2009.
Credits: Cinematography, David Forbes, Manueal Lapiere, Nicholas Hofmeyer ; editors, Guy Spiller, Taku Kaskila ; musical score, Vieux Farka Touré.
Performer(s): With: Salem Ould El Hadj, Bakari Kamian, Ismael Diadié Haidara, Abdramane Ben Essayoulti, Mahmoud Baba Asieh, Ahmed Ammalek, Jillali El Adnaoui, Moktar Al Wangari.
Description: 1 videodisc (52 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC; all regions; Dolby digital 2.0.
Responsibility: SABC ; a Zola Maseko film ; director, Zola Maseko ; producer, David Max Brown ; writer, Zola Maseko ; a Black Roots Pictures production.

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This documentary demonstrates that Timbuktu was a leading cultural, economic, scientific and religious center that made a significant and lasting impact on Africa and the entire world. Featuring commentary by African sholars, and rich reenactments, the film documents that Africa had vibrant scholarly institutions and written cultures long before European intervention. It establishes the importance of preserving ancient manuscripts as an exciting and empowering legacy for Africana scholarship today.

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The Manuscripts of Timbuktu

(EMRO user published 2012-08-03 ) Very Good Permalink
Timbuktu has become synonymous in our language to any far away or remote place. Timbuktu is, in fact, on the Southern edge of the Sahara Desert and surrounded by sand dunes but the mythical image of Timbuktu as the embodiment of faraway places is supplan

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