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Mali, 1995
52 min
The life of Bozo: fishermen and builders in Mali
This documentary is about a particular aspect of the Bozos’ life, a people of fishermen and builders, living on the shores of the Niger, in Mali. Their traditional houses, called «Saho», used to be traditional collective dwellings for teenagers. The Saho were little castle built in hard-packed soil, decorated with magnificent bas-relief...The Bozo master-builders competed in creativity and virtuosity. In this much islamized country , what has been made of this custom according to which young people used to go in these common houses to learn life and to be initiated into the practice of love?