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Title: Central Mali agriculture documentaries Open Access Deposited

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  • shooting video footage and editing into documentaries.
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.
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  • jheath@umich.edu
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  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
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Citations to related material
  • Moran, Steven & Forkel, Robert & Heath, Jeffrey (eds.) 2016. Dogon and Bangime Linguistics. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. http://dogonlanguages.org
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Curation notes
  • On March 9, 2020, a new version of "aa readme MaliAgriculture.txt" was added to this dataset in place of the original version. The updated version now here contains corrected information about the files this dataset contains and is the most accurate and up-to-date documentation. No other alterations were made.
Last modified
  • 04/02/2020
Published
  • 05/09/2018
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DOI
  • https://doi.org/10.7302/6ear-hg92
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To Cite this Work:
Heath, J. (2018). Central Mali agriculture documentaries [Data set]. University of Michigan - Deep Blue. https://doi.org/10.7302/6ear-hg92

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These videos were made in the course of linguistic fieldwork in villages in central Mali between 2011 and 2014. Topics covered in these videos are: driving off grain-eating birds, gardening at Diondiori, cowpea farming, clearing a field, sweet potato farming, peanut farmingm rice harvest and threshing, millet farming in the plains, sesame farming, and roselle farming. The videos are in standard documentary form with captions in English. Primary funding by National Science Foundation and Guggenheim Foundation.

INVENTORY

Title: Driving off grain-eating birds
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Beni, Mali in 2011.
Length 2:11.
Description: Short documentary showing how grain-eating flock birds are driven away from millet fields using loud noises. With English captions.
Camera by Salif Morogoye and Minkailou Djiguiba. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Gardening Diondiori
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Diondiori near Sévaré, Mali in March 2013.
Length 2:36.
Description: Documentary showing how lettuce, cowpea, onion, and fruit trees in a dry-season garden using water from drilling and wells. With English captions.
Camera by Minkailou Djiguiba. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Cowpea farming Sevare 2011
Formats: Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded near Sevare, Mali in 2011.
Length 3:14.
Description: Documentary shows planting and harvesting of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). The pods are then sun-dried. With English captions.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath. Farmer: Seydou Moro.
The language featured in this video is Nanga (Dogon).

Title: Clearing field
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Barbe near Sevare, Mali in June 2011.
Length 4:32.
Description: Documentary showing how an old field is cleared in preparation for planting. With English captions.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Nanga (Dogon)

Title: Sweet potato
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Diondiori near Mopti, Mali in June 2013.
Length 5:58.
Description: Documentary from a dry-season garden showing how sweet potato tubers are dug up and how its stems are transplanted elsewhere. With English captions.
Camera by Minkailou Djiguiba. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Peanut farming Dogon
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded near Sevare, Mali in August to October 2011.
Length 5:11.
Description: Documentary showing planting and harvesting of peanuts. With English captions.
Camera by Jeffrey Heath. Still photo by Minkailou Djiguiba. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath. Farmer Seydou Moro.
The language featured in this video is Nanga (Dogon).

Title: Rice harvest and threshing Bounou
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Bounou, Mali in 2011.
Length 5:15.
Description: Documentary showing harvest and threshing of rice. With English captions.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Millet farming plains.
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded near Sevare, Mali in June to August 2011.
Length 8:52.
Description: Documentary showing how millet is planted in sandy fields. Captions in English.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Jamsay (Dogon).

Title: Sesame farming Beni
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Beni in 2011.
Length 7:43.
Description: Documentary about cultivating, harvesting, threshing, and winnowing sesame. With English captions.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Ben Tey (Dogon).

Title: Roselle farming Bendjiely Sevare Beni
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded near Beni, Mali in 2011.
Length 9:23.
Description: Documentary on roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) planting, cultivating, harvesting, threshing, and winnowing. With English captions.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Nanga (Dogon).

Title: Fonio farming Beni
Formats: Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Bendiely, Mali in September 2011.
Length 8:58.
Description: Documentary on fonio (Digitaria exilis) harvesting, threshing, and winnowing. With English captions.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Dogulu (Dogon family)

Title: Groundnut farming Beni
Formats: Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded near Beni, Mali in October 2011.
Length: 01:19 for Quicktime video, 02:09 for Windows Media Video. Quicktime version is the same video as Windows Media Video version but is cut off at 01:19.
Description: Documentary on groundnut (Vigna subterranea) planting and harvesting.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Ben Tey (Dogon family).

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