Four Wives and a Marabout

Filmmaker:  Lisbet Holtedahl

Year of production: 1989
Location: Cameroon
Duration: 53 minutes.
Sound: mono
Language: Fulfulde
Subtitles: English / French

The film is about Al Hajji Malam Schaaway – Quran teacher and court member at the Sultanate of Adamaoua – and his four wives. The camera follows everyday life inside a polygamous household and, also, Al Hajji in his daily work as a religious teacher.

Copyright: Lisbet Holtedahl, University of Tromsø

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