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Creator:
Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
reference 1 DVD (27 minutes) sound color DVD
master 1 videocassette (27 minutes) sound color BetacamSP
archival original 1 video reel (27 minutes) sound color 2 inch
Type:
Television programs
Travelogs
Place:
Mali
Africa
Date:
1972
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: publicity materials, books, photographs, sound recordings
Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Architecture--Religious  Search this
Villages  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Dance  Search this
Costume  Search this
Ivory carving  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.20
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
See more items in:
Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_263475