The Resource The Al Hadji and His Wives

The Al Hadji and His Wives

Label
The Al Hadji and His Wives
Title
The Al Hadji and His Wives
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
The Al-Hadji and His Wives is a film portrait of a Mbororo Fulani patriarch, Al-Hadji Isa, his savvy wives, and their rebellious daughters. The documentary provides a glimpse into their everyday lives, religious and moral practices, as well as the political opinions the Al-Hadji has to offer from his particular corner of the world. With a critical but sympathetic gaze, it also chronicles and investigates the process and rationale by which Amina, a 16-year-old daughter of the family, is forced into an unwanted marriage. While her attempted escape had been in vain, Amina has inscribed her silent protest on the walls of her mother's hut and onto the film, serving as a testimony of women's resistance and resilience under an oppressive patriarchy. Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards: Taiwan Public Television (an earlier version), 2006 Bilan du Film Ethnographique at Musee de L'Homme, Paris, 2007 Parnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Parnu, Estonia, 2007 Africa World Documentary Film Festival, St. Louis, MO, 2007 Mostra International Ethnographic Film Festival, Brazil, 2007 Africa World Documentary Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria, 2007 American Anthropological Association/S.V.A. Film Festival, Washington D.C., 2007 Days of Ethnographic Film, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007 Second Prize in the Debut Competition, Moscow International Visual Anthropology Festival, Russia, 2007 Festival of Visual Culture, Finland, 2009 African Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2009
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2006
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Li, Jie
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
51
Technique
live action
Label
The Al Hadji and His Wives
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1049252
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921955037
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The Al Hadji and His Wives
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1049252
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921955037
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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