The Resource Becoming a woman in Okrika, produced by Judith Gleason and Elisa Mereghetti

Becoming a woman in Okrika, produced by Judith Gleason and Elisa Mereghetti

Label
Becoming a woman in Okrika
Title
Becoming a woman in Okrika
Statement of responsibility
produced by Judith Gleason and Elisa Mereghetti
Contributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This visually stunning film documents an extraordinary coming of age ritual in a village in the Niger Delta. It suggests the conflict Third World women face between traditions and the values of the modern world. The rite, called Iria, consists of elaborately painting the young women s bodies with beautiful designs; subjecting their bodies to public scrutiny by the elder women; methodically fattening them; and teaching them the responsibilities of womanhood. After an elaborate celebration, they run a race pursued by young men and their leader, representing a mythological personage who is armed with sticks. By passing through this rite, the women let go of girlish fantasies and prepare for childbearing. This unique film will provoke discussion in Women s Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, and Development courses
Member of
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
LC call number
GN303
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gleason, Judith
  • Mereghetti, Elisa
  • Kamel Film
Runtime
27
Series statement
Ethnographic video online
Series volume
volume 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ijo (African people)
  • Women
  • Ijo (African people)
  • Women
  • Nigeria
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
Becoming a woman in Okrika, produced by Judith Gleason and Elisa Mereghetti
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)747796232
  • (OCoLC)ocn747796232
Video recording format
other
Label
Becoming a woman in Okrika, produced by Judith Gleason and Elisa Mereghetti
Publication
Note
Originally released as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)747796232
  • (OCoLC)ocn747796232
Video recording format
other

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