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Mammy Water 1953

  • January 1, 1953
  • 19 mins
  • Jean Rouch
  • Jean Rouch
  • French
  • Documentary

"Mammy Water" is mother sea, source of food. Jean Rouch filmed this short documentary in the Gulf of Guinea, in Ghana, where is held a colorful festival, the Chama, in which the participants offer cassava, gin and tobacco to the spirits of water and sacrifice a white ox to thank them and express their gratitude and respect.

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