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The Mad Masters 1955

  • 1955-08-24
  • 36 mins
  • Jean Rouch
  • France
  • French
  • Documentary, Short

The subject of the film was the Hauka movement. The Hauka movement consisted of mimicry and dancing to become possessed by French Colonial administrators. The participants performed the same elaborate military ceremonies of their colonial occupiers, but in more of a trance than true recreation.

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