FS12
Kalanda - The Knowledge of the Bush (2014)

Convenors:
Till Förster (University of Basel )
Chair:
Till Förster (University of Basel)
Discussant:
Till Förster (University of Basel)
Stream:
Films
Location:
NBCAV
Start time:
1 July, 2017 at 14:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Lorenzo Ferrarini, UK (62 min) VHX Distribution Jula, English subtitles In some parts of West Africa, hunting is much more than killing animals. A donso is no common hunter, but a healer, a diviner, a ritual specialist and amulet maker. Kalanda is a unique initiatory journey into their knowledge from the perspective of the filmmaker. It was filmed during a year of research in Burkina Faso, thanks to the filmmakers initiation to donsoya. His teacher becomes a narrator who carries him and the viewer through a variety of experiences that show the richness of donsoya.

Long abstract: