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The Resource The sultan's burden, by Jon Jerstad, Lisbet Holtedahl, and Northern Lights Film Productions, (electronic resource)

The sultan's burden, by Jon Jerstad, Lisbet Holtedahl, and Northern Lights Film Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
The sultan's burden
Title
The sultan's burden
Statement of responsibility
by Jon Jerstad, Lisbet Holtedahl, and Northern Lights Film Productions
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sultan Issa Maigari is the ruler of the northern Cameroon province of Adamawa, an area the size of England. Served by a liveried bodyguard of servants and slaves, he lives in an extraordinary thatched palace with his harem of wives and concubines and his thirty children. We are in a world of heraldry and magic, an ancient world fast disintegrating under the pressures of contempory political forces.In 1992 the Sultan allowed anthropologist Lisbet Holtedahl, and award-winning director Jon Jerstad, to film his life. Never before had a traditional Islamic leader granted such access to a world that seems straight out of the Arabian Nights. We see the many problems besetting the Sultan, ranging from the threat of an armed rebellion among the peasant farmers, to his impossible task of justifying support for the national Christian goverment to his local Moslem subjects. His courtiers criticize his rule. His own Praise-Singer (surely the worst Praise Singer in Africa) contributes a bitter diatribe against the Sultan for his lack of generosity. The intrigues of the court are reminiscent of Shakespearean drama. Filmed as the first democratic elections in Cameroon were about to be held, The Sultan's Burden captures the myriad political and ethnic rivalries which occur all over Africa as it emerges from a colonial past
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Awards note
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival, 1994
  • Middle East Studies Association, 1995
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jerstad, Jon
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English and French
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holtedahl, Hans
  • Northern Lights Film Productions
Runtime
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • North Province (Cameroon)
  • North Province (Cameroon)
Target audience
general
Label
The sultan's burden, by Jon Jerstad, Lisbet Holtedahl, and Northern Lights Film Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1649691
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1649691/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (50 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210049
  • (OCoLC)747798136
Video recording format
other
Label
The sultan's burden, by Jon Jerstad, Lisbet Holtedahl, and Northern Lights Film Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1649691
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1649691/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (50 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210049
  • (OCoLC)747798136
Video recording format
other

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