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Title: Central Mali oils soaps and soda-ash documentaries Open Access Deposited

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  • shooting video footage and editing into documentaries
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  • 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.
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  • jheath@umich.edu
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  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
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  • 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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  • 04/02/2020
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  • 05/10/2018
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  • https://doi.org/10.7302/tzps-y259
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Heath, J. (2018). Central Mali oils soaps and soda-ash documentaries [Data set]. University of Michigan - Deep Blue. https://doi.org/10.7302/tzps-y259

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These videos were made as a byproduct of linguistic fieldwork in villages in central Mali between 2010 and 2011. Topics covered in these videos are: liquid soda ash, soap manufacture, and pressing of several types of vegetable oils and of shea-butter. The 2010 videos are "compilations" of many short clips. The 2011 videos are in standard documentary form and is captioned in English, also mentioning relevant vocabulary in the featured native language. Primary funding by National Science Foundation.

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Title: Liquid soda ash Douentza 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Douentza, Mali in 2010.
Length 1:09.
Description: Compilation of clips showing how liquid soda ash is made by pouring water over dry soda ash (from burnt millet stems) into a container with holes and draining.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Soap Beni 2011
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Beni, Mali in 2011.
Length 3:01.
Description: Soap is made over three days using liquid soda ash, seeds of wild grape tree (Lannea microcarpa), and oil from the almond-like nut pits of wild date tree (Balanites aegyptia).
Soapmaker: Yanoum Morogoye. Assistant: Salif Morogoye.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Ben Tey (Dogon).

Title: Wild date oil Douentza 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Douentza, Mali in 2011.
Length 3:31.
Description: Compilation of clips showing how the almond-like nuts inside the pits of wild date (Balanites aegyptia) are ground and mashed so that oil can be pressed.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Cottonseed oil Douentza 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Douentza, Mali in 2010.
Length 4:34.
Description: Compilation of clips showing cottonseeds being removed from cotton, ground, and mashed with a little water. Oil is extracted by pressing.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Sesame oil Douentza 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Douentza, Mali in 2010.
Length 5:09.
Description: Compilation of video clips showing how oil is extracted by pressing crushed and mashed sesame seeds.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Wild grape seed oil Beni 2011
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Beni, Mali in 2011.
Length 4:46.
Description: Documentary showing extraction of oil from seeds of sun-dried fruits of wild grape tree (Lannea microcarpa) after grinding and winnowing.
Oilmaker Yanoum Morogoye.
Camera by Minkailou Djiguiba. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath
The language spoken in this video is Ben Tey (Dogon).

Title: Wild grape seed oil compilation Douentza 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Douentzs, Mali in 2010.
Length 6:05.
Description: Compilation of video clips showing extraction of oil from sun-dried seeds of wild grape tree (Lannea microcarpa) after grinding and winnowing.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Shea butter Douentza 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Douentza, Mali in 2010.
Length 11:16.
Description: Compilation of video clips showing fruit pits of karité tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) crushed and mashed. Buttery oil is extracted from the mash.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Peanut oil Douentza 2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Douentza, Mali in 2010.
Length 02:04.
Description: Compilation of video clips showing extraction of oil from peanuts.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath


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