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Title Laduma [videorecording] : Benin's journey / produced and directed by Richard Shepherd.

Publication Info. New York : Shami Media Group, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  DVD 796.334 LAD 2015    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture
Summary The film follows the underdog national soccer team of the poor West African nation of Benin (known as The Squirrels) as they try to reach the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa, the first ever on African soil. The film follows 5 players on the team, young men crossing the continent to play, suffering tragedy and enjoying good times. The film examines the role of football in community building and whether this process of these young men discovering their continent can help lead to a pan-African spirit and unity. The film also introduces the fascinating country of Benin, its tragic slave trade history, its historical importance as the center of the kingdom of Dahomey, its renown as the birthplace of voodoo (the film visits voodoo shrines, including the most powerful in the country), its landscapes and wildlife, its people, and its music and dance.
Note Widescreen.
Language In English with English subtitles.
Subject World Cup (Soccer) (2010)
World Cup (Soccer) (OCoLC)fst01409245
Soccer -- Benin.
Soccer. (OCoLC)fst01122119
Benin. (OCoLC)fst01206464
Genre/Form Sports films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Documentary films. (OCoLC)fst01710390
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Nonfiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710269
Sports films. (OCoLC)fst01710339
Added Author Shepherd, Richard (Filmmaker), producer, director.
Shami Media (Firm)
Standard No. 798657006338

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