Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Television broadcast created by Hal Linker with his wife, Halla, and son, David features Bamako, capitol of the Republic of Mali, Africa. Shown are modern and traditional architecture, some with Moslem influences; women's clothing; markets with stalls of fabric, dried fish, herbs and roots; wood and ivory carving; gold filigree jewelry; Catholic church; great mosque in central Bamako where people are gathering for Friday prayer; woman with leprosy; various forms of transportation; outdoor barbershop; construction of American exposition hall based on geodesic dome; clothes washing along the Niger River; dance performance; army soldiers in ceremony at airport honoring departing dignitaries; Eaux and Forets Zoological Garden. Linkers travel to a village twenty miles outside Bamako crossing the Niger on a causeway. In the village they film mud huts and an old mosque, garden with henna plant and woman pounding grain in a mortar and pestle. Linkers use palaver stick from Mali in studio sequences to pass to each other for relating their adventure in order to demonstrate Malian tradition of orderly discourse.
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746