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About: Re: FW: Ibo Masquerade Films: REPLY

Wed, 21 Jan 1998 13:23:54 -0800 (PST)

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    Originally dated: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 13:23:54 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Jonathan M Haynes <>
    > Amaka Igwe has directed a fiction video feature film called ADAMMA,
    > which
    > is a poor-boy-makes-good-in-showbusiness kind of film, but with the
    > show
    > business in question being traditional Igbo masquerading -- at the end
    > the
    > troupe gets an invitation to be on TV and go to America to perform.
    > The
    > dancing is superb. There's also stuff about the initiation that
    > surrounds
    > the masquerade worked into the story.
    > In Igwe's better-known film RATTLESNAKE Part I there's a long, maybe
    > 10 minute, sequence of masquerades at a funeral.
    > Both films would be Moving Movies productions, distributed by Crystal
    > Gold, but I have no idea how to find them in this country. The
    > African
    > grocery stores on 9th Ave. around 39th St. might have RATTLESNAKE at
    > least.
    > Jonathan Haynes

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