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About: Re: 'sapeur' documentary

Tue, 2 Jul 1996 12:05:49 -0400

Originally from: "O.F. Makarah" <>
Originally dated: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 12:05:49 -0400

Try contacting California Newsreel with this question:


Good luck.

> 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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