Keita The Heritage of the Griot /

In this story-within-a-story, Mabo Keita, a young boy living in contemporary Burkina Faso, receives a message from a traditional storyteller (griot) that he must "learn the meaning of his name." Mabo is a descendent of Sundiata Keita, legendary founder of the Mali Empire and hero of The Ep...

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Corporate Author: California Newsreel (Firm), Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: French
South American Indian
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1995.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 19, 2012.
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Summary: In this story-within-a-story, Mabo Keita, a young boy living in contemporary Burkina Faso, receives a message from a traditional storyteller (griot) that he must "learn the meaning of his name." Mabo is a descendent of Sundiata Keita, legendary founder of the Mali Empire and hero of The Epic of Sundiata. As Sundiata Keita comes to understand his role in Mandé history, so the younger Keita grasps the scope and significance of his heritage - a lesson that was not taught in his school's Westernized curriculum.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 19, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (94 min.) : sd., col.
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Audience: 9 & up.
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