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
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
International sales M&M Productions ApS
Technical info 1,75:1 - Widescreen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company M&M Productions


Direction Søren Krag Sørensen


Script Søren Krag Sørensen


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


Cinematography Torben Forsberg
Cinematography Bo Tengberg
Cinematography Philip Forbes


Stills Søren Krag Sørensen
Stills Kim Magnusson


Editing Theis Schmidt
Editing supervisor Per K. Kirkegaard


Music Anders C. Nielsen


Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

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