Portrait of Altine in the dry season /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Mereghetti, Elisa.
Imprint:New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2001.
Description:1 online resource (26 min.).
Series:Ethnographic video online ; volume 1
Subject:Women -- Senegal -- Biography.
Women -- Senegal.
Nonfiction films.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10315405
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Other authors / contributors:Mensa, Marco.
Notes:Originally released as DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Previously released as DVD.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
This edition in English and an undetertmined language with English subtitles.
Summary:Twenty-seven year old Altine is a mother of two, living on the plains of Northern Senegal. As we watch her going about her daily chores, rhythmically threshing the millet, cooking over an open fire, she tells us of her aspirations. Her strongest wish is for adequate food, good health, and to remain close to her family. Images of Western life have not penetrated her village which is three hours from a paved road. This cinematically beautiful film captures life in the dry season which lasts nine months. Cows and goats share the dusty landscape. Villagers trek great distances to bring back the heavy load of water for daily needs. Although life is difficult, there is a dignity about the people.
Target Audience:For College; Adult audiences.
Other form:Original

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