Slima the dhowmaker: Tanzania

Canada, 1978

Film
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Episode of Series “World cultures and youth”.
A Tanzanian teenager is apprenticed to a dhow-builder and learns skills unchanged for two thousand years. The film shows the building of a boat and the ceremony surrounding its launching.

Credits

director

Paul Saltzman

production company

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sunrise Films

Language

English

Duration

00:24:23:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32683

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Boatbuilding

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Boatbuilding

Crafts & Visual Arts → Culture

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Music & Performing Arts → Culture

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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