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Sécheresse à Simiri

A Short film by Jean Rouch

Produced by CNRS Images

Production year : 1973

    Synopsis

    Despite the May rain ritual, rainfall is insufficient. During August the thunder divinity, Dongo, strikes a tree. A new purification ritual is performed but the harvest is nevertheless bad. Farmers and priests blame a failure to respect tradition.

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producer :

    CNRS Images

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    Ethnography

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1973

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono