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Learning to do: The Nubian vault (Burkina Faso)

Language: Plurilingual: Eng
Analogue only: Français, Español, Portugués, 中文, 

It clip highlights how an ancient Egyptian building method - the Nubian vault -, which requires only earth and water, was rediscovered by a Frenchman who transmitted this technique to Burkinabese masons. Today, the masons train apprentices, and the project has resulted in hundreds of dwellings that have been built by a qualified, local labour force.

This video is part of the DVD Better City, Better Life. (available here)

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Place/region: Burkina Faso, Africa
Type: Promotional material
Production and personalities:
Director: Sylvain Braun
Publisher: UNESCO, Education for Sustainable Development
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Original: DVD
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0533-3
File No: SYNAV/2010-000547-BSPFOR.MOV
Rights holder: UNESCO