The Resource Witchcraft Among the Azande, ITV Global Entertainment, (electronic resource)

Witchcraft Among the Azande, ITV Global Entertainment, (electronic resource)

Label
Witchcraft Among the Azande
Title
Witchcraft Among the Azande
Statement of responsibility
ITV Global Entertainment
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
There was a time when the Azande kings ruled from the tropical rain forests of the Congo to the pastures of southern Sudan. In 1980s Sudan, they live a life of obscurity, dominated by oracles and spells-though practicing Christians, they still believe in the power of magic. To an Azande, nothing happens by chance. A wife's illness, the failure of the hunt, or a spoiled crop are all believed to be the work of witches-a witch may not even be conscious of his or her powers, like the woman accused of causing her co-wife sickness merely through unfriendly thoughts. A couple stands accused of adultery; both deny the charge and agree to the chief's suggestion they be tried by Benge, a ritual poison fed to a chicken-whether the chicken lives or dies determines their guilt. When the Benge trial shows that adultery was committed, the pair confesses
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
11 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
52
Series statement
Disappearing World
Technique
live action
Label
Witchcraft Among the Azande, ITV Global Entertainment, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 17, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Rituals in the Forest (2:35) -- Traditional Authority in Times of Trouble (1:58) -- Chief Soro Hears and Accusation of Adultery (4:29) -- Consulting an Oracle (1:58) -- Is Witchcraft Causing Illness? (1:15) -- Oracles Say Banda's Wife Will Live (2:32) -- Death of the Chickens Provides Answers (3:45) -- Purifying Witchcraft (3:08) -- Benge Oracle (3:05) -- Adultery Verdict (4:47) -- Oracles for Daily Troubles (2:09) -- Strained Social Relations Affects the Hunt (4:28) -- Azande Obedience to Traditional Practices (2:56) -- An Azande Purification Ritual (3:19) -- Azande Relationships (2:12) -- Christianity and Azande Beliefs (2:32) -- Catholic Rituals and Azande Influence (3:08) -- Credits: Witchcraft Among the Azande: Disappearing World (0:58)
Control code
100049236
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
Witchcraft Among the Azande, ITV Global Entertainment, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 17, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Rituals in the Forest (2:35) -- Traditional Authority in Times of Trouble (1:58) -- Chief Soro Hears and Accusation of Adultery (4:29) -- Consulting an Oracle (1:58) -- Is Witchcraft Causing Illness? (1:15) -- Oracles Say Banda's Wife Will Live (2:32) -- Death of the Chickens Provides Answers (3:45) -- Purifying Witchcraft (3:08) -- Benge Oracle (3:05) -- Adultery Verdict (4:47) -- Oracles for Daily Troubles (2:09) -- Strained Social Relations Affects the Hunt (4:28) -- Azande Obedience to Traditional Practices (2:56) -- An Azande Purification Ritual (3:19) -- Azande Relationships (2:12) -- Christianity and Azande Beliefs (2:32) -- Catholic Rituals and Azande Influence (3:08) -- Credits: Witchcraft Among the Azande: Disappearing World (0:58)
Control code
100049236
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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