Griot

IMZ World Music Film Screenings

Griot
  • event type:Festival
  • date:27 Oct 2011
  • time:15:15 – 16:45
  • city/area:Copenhagen
  • venue:WOMEX 2011 / Forum Copenhagen / Cinema
  • country:Denmark
  • style(s):World Jazz
  • event submitted by:IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Volker Goetze

Genre Documentary | Production Company Weitblick Media (USA) | Co-Production Company Two Dollars and A Dream, Inc. (USA) | Producer Volker Goetze | Associated Producer Sam Pollard | TV Director Volker Goetze | Camera Sanne Kurz | Editor Victor Kanefsky | SuperDraw Joshue Ott | Author Leslie Mulkey | Source video/audio HD/Stereo | Recorded Saint-Louis, Dakar (Senegal); New York (USA); Paris (France), 2010 | Duration 80' 14"

By tradition, griots are the living repositories of West Africa’s oral epics — histories that are crucial for the preservation of West African social structures. Griot, a documentary by Volker Goetze, uncovers the beauty of West African’s traditional past and discovers that some revolutionary changes may be afoot — changes that could alter the cultural landscape forever.