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LONG Métrage | 2002
Cosmic Africa
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 72 minutes
Genre : société
Type : documentaire


Titre français : Cosmic Africa
Résumé français : An extraordinary personal odyssey of African astronomer, Thebe Medupe, who journeys into this ancient continent’s astronomical past unveiling the deep connection humans have with the cosmos. « I know so much about the stars, yet I know so little about my own continent and how my people are connected to the sky. » With these words, astronomer Thebe Medupe embarks on a quest to reunite his science with the origins of celestial knowledge in Africa. His journey takes him to the ancestral lands of the Ju/’hoansi in Namibia, whose ancient creation myths link terrestrial mysteries with the movements of the stars; to the Dogon people of Mali, whose night sky maps provide signposts on how to live on earth; and deep into the Sahara, where a cosmic clock attests to the African origins of astronomy. A beautifully shot, densely layered meditation on the influence of the cosmos on our daily lives.

In English, Ju/’hoansi and Bambara with English

Directors: Craig & Damon Foster
Producer: Carina Rubin
Production: Aland Pictures
Screenplay: Hugh Brody
Photography: Craig and Damon Foster
Editor: Damon Foster
Sound: Barry Donnelly
Cast: Thebe Medupe, Kxao Tami, Kunta Boo, N’ao’e Kommtsa Tcu’xo, Annaye Doumbo, Thulanni Ncamani
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