Is what they learn worth what they forget?

Filmmaker: Lisbet Holtedahl

Year of production: 1986
Location: Cameroon
Duration: 47 minutes
Sound: mono
Language: Fulfulde
Subtitles: English, French, Norwegian

Shot in 1986, the film presents scenes from the everyday life of a Mbororo pastorialist family living on the outskirts of Garoua, by then, the biggest town in Northern Cameroon. It documents the gradual sedentarisation and Islamisation of the Mbororo and presents rituals, chants, dances, healing practices as well as the transmission of traditional knowledge about medical plants and local religious beliefs.

Copyright: Lisbet Holtedahl, University of Tromsø

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