Mammy Water

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Mammy Water

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Mammy Water

Release Date: January 01, 1953

Year    :   1953
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Les Films de la Pléiade
Director    :   Jean Rouch
Producers    :   Jean Rouch
Writers    :   Jean Rouch
RunTime    :   19 mins.

"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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