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Message from: Marja-Riitta Maasilta (
About: 'sapeur' documentary

Thu, 27 Jun 1996 15:53:47 -0400

Originally from: Marja-Riitta Maasilta <>
Originally dated: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 15:53:47 -0400

I'm desperately looking for a documentary I saw some 4-5 years ago. It
tells about Congolese or Zairian young men's "sapeur" culture. Sapeurs
are a kind of dandys who dress elegantly and who organize great
parties and galas in order to present their elegance and to compete
with each others. I've seen this documentary only once and cannot
even remember if it was done by a French company or by some other.

If you have any information where I could get a film or who has done it
or whatever, I would be very grateful.

Mari Maasilta
University of Tampere

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