1997 / 29 minutes

Directed by
Carlyn Saltman
Country of production
United States

The filmmaker and two historians went into the village of Banjeli in 1985 to recreate for the film the traditional iron smelting techniques (which are no longer used) of the area. By focusing on the traditional technology the film offers fascinating insights on the society as a whole, and in particular the gender relations. The film also contains some early footage of the village.

Language and subtitles
English (no subtitles)
West Africa
Art / Artists / Artisans Archival material / Museum displays History Material Culture