The Drums of the Past

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The Drums of the Past

Release Date: (1971)
Rating: Theatrical

Original Language    :    French
Year    :    (1971)
Genre    :    Documentary
Time    :    0h 12m
Budget    :    -
Revenue    :    -

Movies: "Tourou et Bitti", an eight minute documentary concerning a ritual in Niger, is yet another example of Rouch's excellence in creating documentaries which surpass the conventional documentary format. Just as frightening and fascinating as "Les maîtres fous", this one goes straight into the roots of ancient African cultures, in which music has an hypnotic effect, being at the same time an exorcism and a public show. Both the female and the male dancers are almost deities about to be unleashed... Spectral and humanitarian.

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