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  • Central Mali documentary videos

    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey G.
    Description: Short documentary videos of practical activities and cultural events of Dogon, Fulbe, Songhay, and Bangande ethnic groups of eastern Central Mali. The videos were byproducts of linguistic research on the local language. They are presented here in three formats: wmv, avi, and either qt or mov. See the "readme" files in each work for a summary of the videos in it. and The footage was shot with various digital cameras. The oldest videos (2010 and one or two from 2011) were edited using iMovie. The later videos were edited using AVS editing software. Several of the 2010 videos, referred to as "compilations," are simple sequences of short clips that combine to illustrate a complex activity such as extracting oil from nuts. The later videos are in more flowing documentary form with overlaid titles in English. In some cases, vocabulary from the relevant native language is included in the titles.
  • Central Mali crafts and grooming documentaries

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    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey
    Description: Videos made in the course of linguistic fieldwork. Includes blacksmithing, hide tanning, weaving, cotton spinning, weaving, reed flute making, pottery making, and construction in Dogon villages, and exotic traditional hair styling in Hombori (Songhay). Some of the videos are "compilations" of many short clips, others are in standard documentary form.
  • Central Mali oils soaps and soda-ash documentaries

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    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey
    Description: Videos done in the course of linguistic fieldwork in Central Mali. They are presented here in two or three video formats. The videos show how Dogon villagers press oil from nuts and fruit pits, make liquid soda ash (French potasse), and make soap. Some are in standard documentary form, some early ones ("compendiums") are sequences of brief clips. Most were made in Beni village or in the Douentza area.
  • Central Mali hunting and collecting documentaries

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    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey
    Description: These videos were shot in Dogon villages. They show how wild foods (insects and plants) are obtained and consumed. Most are presented here in three video formats.
  • Central Mali herding and dairy documentaries

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    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey
    Description: These videos were produced in the course of linguistic fieldwork in central Mali. They are presented here in multiple video formats. The cattle herders par excellence in the zone are traditional Fulbe, who enter towns and Dogon villages to sell fresh and curdled milk along with butter.
  • Central Mali agriculture documentaries

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    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey
    Description: Videos produced in the course of linguistic fieldwork. Most are presented here in three different video formats. "Gardening Diondiori" illustrates dry-season farming mostly of cash crops using ground water (springs, drying ponds and rivers, underground water sources). The other videos in this block are of ordinary rainwater agriculture done in the rainy season, featuring Dogon people and, in the case of "Rice harvest and threshing," Bangande (speakers of Bangime), who have the same agricultural methods. The principal rainy season crop in the zone is millet (Cenchrus spicatus), but most of the documentaries here are about secondary crops (cowpea, fonio, groundnut, peanut, groundnut, roselle, rice, sesame, sweet potato). "Driving off grain-eating birds" is based on an unsteady cellphone video brought to us, except for the final segments which we shot.
  • Central Mali food and drink preparation documentaries

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    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey
    Description: These are documentaries made in the course of linguistic fieldwork in central Mali. Most are presented here in three different video formats. All of those in the present group are of Dogon people. Beni village near Douentza figures in many of them. "Cooked spiced millet with roselle leaves" and "steamed cowpeas with millet" are from Walo village. "Cream of millet with tamarind" is from Bendiely village. "Beer brewing" is from Yanda village. "Groundnuts roasted and boiled" is from near Sévaré. "Macari" is from Kowo village near Sévaré. See also the separate works "Central Mali agriculture documentaries" and "Central Mali herding and dairy documentaries".
  • Central Mali cultural event documentaries

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    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey
    Description: Documentaries about festivals (some annual, some less often) and ceremonial events, filmed in the course of linguistic fieldwork in central Mali. Those relating to Dogon are: Bamba fishfest 2010; Degeju festival at Yendouma 2012; Dogon cowfest at Pergue 2011; Ginna Dogon 2011 Bandiagara; Koira Bery festival 2010; Songho circumcision 2010; Tomtoms of Tupere; and Yanda huntfest 2010. Bangande (speakers of Bangime) are represented in Tabaski at Bounou (the Muslim feast of the ram). Fulbe are represented in Cowfest at Bamguel 2011 (cowfests are a Fulbe specialty, but the Dogon of Pergue have their own). Songhay is represented by Coronation at Hombori 2011 (the enthronment or "intronisation" of a new king of Hombori). Videos are available in multiple formats.
  • Humburi Senni-speaking (Songhay, Mali) village photos

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    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey
    Description: Images of villages in Mali in which Humburi Senni (Songhay family) is the primary language. Each file name contains important information about the photos, and are structured thus: LanguageFamily_Language_IdentificationNumber_GeographicCoordinate_Description_Date_InitialsOfThePhotographer
  • Fulankiriya-speaking (Songhay, Mali) village photos

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    Creator: Heath, Jeffrey
    Description: Images of villages in Mali in which Fulankiriya (Songhayfamily) is the primary language. Each file name contains important information about the photos, and are structured thus: LanguageFamily_Language_IdentificationNumber_GeographicCoordinate_Description_Date_InitialsOfThePhotographer