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Title: Central Mali crafts and grooming documentaries Open Access Deposited

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  • shooting video footage and assembling documentaries
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.
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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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  • 04/02/2020
Published
  • 05/10/2018
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  • https://doi.org/10.7302/n4hr-cg56
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To Cite this Work:
Heath, J. (2018). Central Mali crafts and grooming documentaries [Data set]. University of Michigan - Deep Blue. https://doi.org/10.7302/n4hr-cg56

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These videos were made in the course of linguistic fieldwork in villages in central Mali between 2010 and 2014. Topics covered in these videos are: blacksmithing, doing an elaborate female coiffure, making a goatskin bag, making a reed flute, replastering a wall, tanning a goat hide, pottery-making, and cotton-cloth weaving. The 2010 videos are compilations of many short clips, later videos are in documentary form. Most of these videos are captioned in English, in some cases mentioning relevant vocabulary in the relevant native language. Primary funding by National Science Foundation and Guggenheim Foundation.

INVENTORY

Title: blacksmith makes pots
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Sevare, Mali in 2014.
Length 16:58.
Description: Documentary of a blacksmith making pots with molten aluminum and a mold in two steps: building the molds and melting the metal. The video includes captions describing the process.
Camera by Minkailou Diguiba. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Hombori_yolo_coiffure
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Hombori, Mali in June 2011.
Length 35:50.
Description: Documentary of the multi-hour process of hairstyling and adding jewelry accessories to create the famous yolo coiffure of Hombori. The video includes captions describing the process.
Camera by Abdoulsalam Maiga. Editing and titles by Jeffrey Heath. Language Assistant Boubacar Maiga.
The language featured in this video is Humburi Senni (Songhay).

Title: making_a_goatskin_shoulderbag_compilation_Douentza_2010
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Movie (.mov) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Douentza, Mali in 2010.
Length 5:14.
Description: Documentary-like compilation of video clips with captions showing how a goatskin shoulderbag for carrying items to the bush is made. Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Reed_flute_manufacture
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Beni, Mali in October 2011.
Length 12:55.
Description: Documentary of how a reed flute is made from a sorghum stem. The video includes captions describing the process.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.
The language spoken in this video is Ben Tey (Dogon family).

Title: replastering_Sevare
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Movie (.mov) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Sevare, Mali in June 2011.
Length 14:11.
Description: Documentary of the repair of a faux brick veneer of a courtyard wall using earth, water, and manure. The video includes captions describing the process.
Camera, editing, and titles by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: tanning_a_goat_hide_Douentza_2010 -
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Douentza, Mali in 2010.
Length 9:23.
Description: Compilation of video clips showing the process of tanning a goat hide.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath.

Title: Walo pottery 2014 version -
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt), and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Walo, Mali in 2011 with initial scenes reshot in 2014
Length 15:35.
Description: Documentary of the production of clay waterjars for sale in nearby Douentza. The video includes captions describing the process.
Camera by Minkailou Djguiba and Jeffrey Heath. Editing by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Bankan Tey (Dogon family).

Title: weaving_Beni_2011
Formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Quicktime (.qt) and Windows Media Video (.wmv)
Recorded in Beni, Mali in 2011.
Length 8:54.
Description: Documentary of weaving cotton cloth. The video includes captions describing the process.
Camera and editing by Jeffrey Heath.
The language featured in this video is Ben Tey (Dogon family).

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