The Resource Nomads : Salt Caravans in the Niger, Scorpion TV, (electronic resource)

Nomads : Salt Caravans in the Niger, Scorpion TV, (electronic resource)

Label
Nomads : Salt Caravans in the Niger
Title
Nomads
Title remainder
Salt Caravans in the Niger
Statement of responsibility
Scorpion TV
Title variation
Salt Caravans in the Niger
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Situated near an oasis in Niger's Ayar Mountains, the remote settlement of Timia is home to small-scale wheat growers. Once a year, after the harvest is done, members of the Kel Ewen clan federation - a subgroup of the Tuareg nomads - will venture into the merciless Tenere desert to trade their wares. Almost 600 kilometers lie between the paradise-like gardens of Timia and the village of Bilma, which produces salt from evaporation ponds. Bilma is, traditionally, one of the last stops on the age-old trans-Saharan trade route, and its salt is widely recognized as a trading article for grain and all manner of goods. This program follows a camel caravan as it makes its way along the route, taking on salt in Bilma, then heading further southward to Nigeria. A
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
8 and up
Runtime
52
Series statement
Nomads: How Ancient Traveling Societies Persevere
Technique
live action
Label
Nomads : Salt Caravans in the Niger, Scorpion TV, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on November 24, 2011
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Preparation for Caravan (3:06) -- Family Life in a Tuareg Village (1:59) -- At the Oasis (3:42) -- Role of Tuareg Women (1:58) -- Male Behavior (2:14) -- Day of Farewells (2:26) -- Self-Contained Society (3:38) -- Drinking Troughs for the Animals (2:53) -- Elder Wisdom (1:49) -- Caravan Challenges (2:59) -- Across the Desert (3:08) -- Desert Nights (2:38) -- Destination (1:51) -- Bilma Marketplace (2:19) -- Bilma's Salt Works (3:33) -- Journey Toward Home (2:37) -- Near Journey's End (1:47) -- Traces of an Ancient Civilization (1:46) -- Sensory Experience (1:31) -- Home at Last (3:49) -- Credits: Nomads: Salt Caravans in the Niger (0:09)
Control code
100044867
Extent
1 streaming video file (52 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
Nomads : Salt Caravans in the Niger, Scorpion TV, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on November 24, 2011
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Preparation for Caravan (3:06) -- Family Life in a Tuareg Village (1:59) -- At the Oasis (3:42) -- Role of Tuareg Women (1:58) -- Male Behavior (2:14) -- Day of Farewells (2:26) -- Self-Contained Society (3:38) -- Drinking Troughs for the Animals (2:53) -- Elder Wisdom (1:49) -- Caravan Challenges (2:59) -- Across the Desert (3:08) -- Desert Nights (2:38) -- Destination (1:51) -- Bilma Marketplace (2:19) -- Bilma's Salt Works (3:33) -- Journey Toward Home (2:37) -- Near Journey's End (1:47) -- Traces of an Ancient Civilization (1:46) -- Sensory Experience (1:31) -- Home at Last (3:49) -- Credits: Nomads: Salt Caravans in the Niger (0:09)
Control code
100044867
Extent
1 streaming video file (52 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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