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Days around a damma

Søren Krag Sørensen, Denmark, 2003

41 min.DK/Documentary

A film about the culture and tradition of an African tribe. We follow a part of the Dogon culture for a couple of days. It is a culture that has been almost unaffected for centuries. People are occupied preparing the big celebration of the 'Damma', a rare celebration that last time took place in our village, 'Kamakoni', 12 years ago. The fortune teller is interpreting signs in the sand, the blacksmith is carving masks and the women picks up water and is pounding millet, brewing beer and doing the cooking. The tempo is rising and there is a hectic activity everywhere. Finally the celebration; dancing and playing drums, one mask after another is presented. It is an orgy of celebration, colourful masks and costumes, with hundreds of enthusiastic people. The sun is setting, the celebration has come to an end, and it is getting quiet. The spirits have now entered eternal life.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Dogon
Danish title Dogon
Other titles Days around a damma
Keywords Africa, Minorities, Mali
Director Søren Krag Sørensen
Screenplay Søren Krag Sørensen
Producer Kim Magnusson, Tivi Magnusson
Director of Photography Torben Forsberg, Bo Tengberg, Philip Forbes
Editor Theis Schmidt
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer Anders C. Nielsen
Production country Denmark
Production companies M&M Productions
International sales M&M Productions A/S / Teglgårdsvej 21 / 2920 Charlottenlund / t +45 7020 3080 / f +45 7020 3081 / mail@mmproductions.dk / www.mmproductions.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 1,75:1 - Widescreen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies M&M Productions

Direction

Direction Søren Krag Sørensen

Script

Script Søren Krag Sørensen

Production

Producer Kim Magnusson
Producer Tivi Magnusson
Production manager Peter Bækkel
Production manager Michel Schønnemann

Cinematography

Cinematography Torben Forsberg
Cinematography Bo Tengberg
Cinematography Philip Forbes

Stills

Stills Søren Krag Sørensen
Stills Kim Magnusson

Editing

Editing supervisor Per K. Kirkegaard
Editing Theis Schmidt

Music

Music Anders C. Nielsen

Sound

Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

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