Item - O’MANG ?: WHO ARE YOU? / OMANG: WHO ARE YOU ?

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O’MANG ?: WHO ARE YOU? / OMANG: WHO ARE YOU ?

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624 mins (24 mins x 26 episodes)
DVD (9 disc set)

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Director: Bjorn Rudner: South Africa
Producer: Bjorn Rudner for the Media Peace Centre
Languages: Indigenous South African languages with English subtitles
This series celebrates personal identity through the exploration of culture and cultural identity. Filming in South Africa covered over 25 000 km and 16 languages in all nine provinces. The subjects are ordinary South Africans of all races, colours and creeds filmed practising their cultures and traditions. The filmmaker has tried to show how the different cultural elements shape a person’s identity as well as the effects of contacts across cultures. The series also aims to make the viewer think more critically about the significance of cultural heritage and how cultural values are changing in contemporary society. Each is centred in a cultural heartland and follows one person practicing a particular custom or participating in a particular cultural event with each episode ending in the culmination of the celebration. Various cultural aspects are covered – clothing, food, music, dance, ceremonies and rituals, sacred spaces, herbs, ancestral history, language, social interaction, urbanization, traditional games, skills, traditional healing, storytelling, traditional / indigenous religions or spirituality.
DVD 1:
 A CAPE MUSLIM WEDDING
 CHINESE NEW YEAR
 DIWALI: RYLANDS GUJERATI COMMUNITY
DVD 2:
 PELLA MISSION
 DIGKOPA: FEMALE COMING OF AGE
 PRINCE ALBERT AGRICULTURAL SHOW
DVD 3
 DORINGBAAI FISHING COMMUNITY
 SHANGAAN ARTS: ELIM VILLAGE
 ROOIBOS AND ROCKS: HEUNINGVLEI
DVD 4
 CHANUKKAH: A JEWISH CELEBRATION OF LIGHT
 KHOMANI SAN: ANDRIESVALE
 GRIQUA FOUNDERS DAY: KRANSHOEK
DVD 5
 SANGOMA INITIATION: QUUNU
 TSHIVHASE: LAKE FUNDUZI & SPIRITUALITY:VENDA
 UKUQOMA KWE NTOMBI: ZULU COURTSHIP
DVD 6
 LIVING ALONGSIDE ANIMALS: MANYELETI [ CATTLE]
 REALM OF THE RAIN QUEEN: GA-MODJADJE
UMMEMO: THE INVITATION
DVD 7
 RASTAFARIA CELEBRATION: KULA VILLAGE
 KOMO / INITIATION: SHATALE
 SANGOMA INITIATION : QUUNU
DVD 8
 UMNYANYA WOKUBEKWA KWEKOSI: KRIEL
 THE LEMBA: SWEETWATER REUNION
 DIKGAFELA: MAFIKENG
DVD 9
 BASOTHO CULTURAL VILLAGE
 BAHANANWA: “ARE TSEBANENG” REUNION
KAAPSE KLOPSE: CAPE MINSTREL CARNIVAL

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