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The Living Knowledge Archive: The Fountain Stories
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This is an ICT4ID* DVD and it is made up of two films.

The first one, Ochre and Water (53 min.), directed by Craig Matthew and JoŽlle Chesselet, is a journey over 7 years into the memory and landscape of the nomadic Himba people of the arid Northern Namibia.

The second film, "The Fountain of Stories" (sample above), is a 50 min. kaoko project directed by JoŽlle Chesselet.

The project consists on building the content around the life history of one person, Katjira Muniombara, symbolized by his homestead or "Onganda" in Okapare. This allows us to explore the traditions, memories, relationships, ceremonies and the landscape of the Kaokoveld. The fountain stories is the linear version of the interactive pilot that is thus being developed.

*ICT4ID is a UNESCO project that encourages the use of information and communication technologies for intercultural dialogue and to contribute to the development of communication capacities of indigenous people.

on this subject: ICT4ID: a UNESCO project for cultural diversity

Place/country: Namibia,
Type: Documentary
Extract: 04:33. Total length: 01:43:00
Credits: National Film and Video Foundation (publisher) South Africa. Dept of Art and Culture (publisher) UNESCO (publisher) University of Cologne's Acacia Project (producer)

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