Found in 291 Collections and/or Records:
To Lhasa and Shigatse
Travels through the northern frontier district of Kenya
Trip through space ; Life in a garden ; Tuna fishermen
Trip to South Africa
Visual recording of speech ; Bali
The origin and history of voodoo is the topic of discussion for this broadcast. Illustrated through a performance by the Haitian dancer Jean Ľon Destine and his dance group with drums and singing dancers, the discussion explores the various meanings of voodoo as a religion and ritual. The word voodoo is derived from the word vodun, a god or spirit in the Fon language of Dahomey (now Benin).
Shot during the Queeny African Expedition (1950), the mutually beneficial relationship between Kenya's Wandorobo (Dorobo) and the honey-guide bird is the main focus of this film (this was the first successful attempt to film such a relationship). Also shown in this film are the Wandorobo hunting and killing a topi with poison arrows; Masai bleeding cattle; a Masai woman's adornment, and Masai engaged in the jumping dance Numba. There is also footage of the fauna of the Masai Mara.