Is what they learn worth what they forget?
Filmmaker: Lisbet Holtedahl
Year of production: 1986
Duration: 47 minutes
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