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West Africa, Ivory Coast (Baule) -- "Goli" Mask Dance Performance at Agbanjansou 1968

Catalog Data

Physical description:
one film reel (31 min.) sound color 16mm reference film
Baule  Search this
Projected media
Ivory Coast
West Africa, Ivory Coast
Title from credits (published work)--study collection
Supplementary materials: German language study guide
Deposited in HSFA in 2006 by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF) Wissen und Medien gGmbH via the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Audio-visual Services, which possessed the film prints as the American Distributor for the IWF Encyclopaedia Cinematographica. Films were made by various German anthropologists for inclusion in the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica. Film prints of the Encyclopaedia Cinematographica were distributed in North America by Penn State Audio-Visual Services under an agreement with IWF. When Penn State Audio-Visual Services effectively closed in 2005, the film prints were offered to the Human Studies Film Archives. The HSFA agreed to accept all the ethnographic film titles in the Encyclopaedia Cinematographica. Since Penn State had no rights to the prints, HSFA negotiated an agreement with IWF Wissen und Medien gGmbH.
16 mm film prints.
Edited film: the Goli is a mask performance made up of three or four different pairs of masks. The two masks in each pair try to surpass each other in dancing. The musicians accompany their songs with hot rhythms of the rattle calabash. Although the young Baule learned the Goli from a neighboring tribe, it later became their most important mask performance.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
HSFA 2006.2.101
Restrictions & Rights:
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Film set from Encyclopaedia Cinematographica, Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film 1952-1995
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives