KALANDA - THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE BUSH # 26

09:00, Thursday 18th June, Cinema 1

Director/Anthropologist: Lorenzo Ferrarini
Duration: 62 mins
Country of Production: UK
Location: Burkina Faso
Language: Jula with 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 into donsoya. His teacher becomes a narrator who carries him and the viewer through a variety of experiences that show the richness of donsoya.

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