1984 / 25 minutes

Directed by
Frank Speed Deirdre LaPin
Country of production
United Kingdom

In isolated mountain hamlets in Nigeria’s Jos Plateau the Ngas have traditionally observed the movements of the moon in the night sky. The moon is a key symbol in Ngas cosmology, believed to regulate the rhythm of all life. The film traces the moon’s influence on Ngas work and thought during a single growing season. The documentary tells the story form the point of view of a single traditional Ngas bard.

Language and subtitles
English (no subtitles)
West Africa
Religion / Belief / Faith Music / Ethnomusicology Everyday Life Ritual