About the film
africa ritual ritual sacrifice ghana
Release Date: January 01, 1953
|Production Companies||:||Les Films de la Pléiade|
"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.