La Genèse (VHS tape, 1999) [Beloit College]
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La Genèse

Author: Cheick Oumar SissokoIbrahima TouréJean-Louis Sagot-DuvaurouxSotigui KouyatéSalif KeïtaAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1999.
Series: Library of African cinema.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : BambaraView all editions and formats
Summary:
Genesis is given a new spin which recasts a famous story by relocating it in the nation of Mali and using a cast of African actors. Covering Chapters 23-37, it recounts the story of Esau whose birthright is stolen by his brother Jacob in exchange for a plate of beans. This allegorical tale combines an accurate interpretation of the Biblical story with relevant allusions to African history and culture.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Foreign films
Named Person: Jacob, (Biblical patriarch); Esau, (Biblical figure); Esau, (Biblical figure); Jacob, (Biblical patriarch)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cheick Oumar Sissoko; Ibrahima Touré; Jean-Louis Sagot-Duvauroux; Sotigui Kouyaté; Salif Keïta; Balla Moussa Keita; Fatoumata Diawara; Hélène Diarra; Kora Films (Firm); California Newsreel (Firm)
Language Note: In Bambara with English subtitles.
OCLC Number: 42759115
Credits: Camera, Lionel Cousin ; editing, Aïlo Auguste ; music, Michel Risse, Pierre Sauvageot.
Cast: Sotigui Kouyaté, Salif Keïta, Balla Moussa Keïta, Fatoumata Diawara, Maimouna Helene Diarra.
Description: 1 videocassette (102 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Library of African cinema.
Other Titles: Genesis
Responsibility: Kora Films présente ; une coproduction Kora Films [and others] ; producteur délégué, Ibrahima Touré ; scénario, Jean-Louis Sagot-Duvauroux ; un film de Cheick Oumar Sissoko.

Abstract:

Genesis is given a new spin which recasts a famous story by relocating it in the nation of Mali and using a cast of African actors. Covering Chapters 23-37, it recounts the story of Esau whose birthright is stolen by his brother Jacob in exchange for a plate of beans. This allegorical tale combines an accurate interpretation of the Biblical story with relevant allusions to African history and culture.
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