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African Carving: A Dogon Kanaga Mask

USA, 1975 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Eliot Elisofon

The Kanaga Mask is used in deeply sacred rituals by the Dogon, a people famous for their sculptural arts, living in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. The film follows the creation of the mask, and the complex layers of meaning and purpose it has.

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