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Title The great desert turf.

Published Paris : ZED, 2007.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM INTERNET video  The Whole World    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (52 minutes).
Series Ethnographic video online ; volume 1.
Ethnographic video online ; volume 1.
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013).
Summary In Niger, in the Sahel region, dromedary races are extremely popular, and stir up waves of enthusiasm among all nomadic communities. At 35, Djouri Bigueþ is the village chief of the Peul Woodabe of Belil Tanfirgan. With his two dromedaries and jockeys he participates in races all year round. This year, Djouri and the villagers have decided to organize the grand yearly final at home, in Belil Tanfirgan. Every man dreams of taking part of this important event where a hundred of the best Nigerian dromedaries compete. For all participants, this race is a means of accessing better living conditions, and everyone hopes to win the 1500€ prize that will be shared among the five winners. Djouri and his people need this money to finish building the village school facilities.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes This edition in English.
Other author Simonnet, Marc, director.
Subject Camel racing -- Niger.
Camels -- Niger.
Wodaabe (African people) -- Niger.
Nonfiction films.