Niger – Norway
Filmmaker: Lisbet Holtedahl
Year of production: 1975
Location: Niger, Norway
Duration: 41 minutes
Subtitles: English, French, Norwegian
A comparison of women’s life in Niger and Norway. Film footage and photos taken in the beginning of the 1970s in the village of Maïné-Soroa, in Eastern Niger, are juxtaposed with audio-visual material from Tromsø in Northern Norway. Using a simple, didactic voice-over, the film questions many stereotypes about women’s life in Africa and Norway. It is an attempt to use audio-visual tools and fieldwork experience to teach cross-cultural understanding and ethnocentrism in Norway.
Copyright: Lisbet Holtedahl, University of Tromsø