The Resource Salt harvesters of Ghana, by Marcia Rock, (electronic resource)

Salt harvesters of Ghana, by Marcia Rock, (electronic resource)

Label
Salt harvesters of Ghana
Title
Salt harvesters of Ghana
Statement of responsibility
by Marcia Rock
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This starkly beautiful film exemplifies the burden borne by African women to survive and support their families. The Ghanaian women who live on a lagoon in Ada, mine for salt with their bare hands during the three month-long dry season. Ankle deep in brackish water, they bend, scoop, bag and tote the raw salt, often developing sores and swellings. But they are happy to have this seasonal work and their indomitable spirit shines through. They boast that the men would not be as skillful in collecting and cleaning the salt. Their families depend on the meager income from the sale of salt to provide food and clean water. Women have done this back-breaking work for the last three hundred years. Although they dream of improving their lives with their income, in the end they have to spend all of the earnings on sustenance. While the government has promised them clean water, it has yet to materialize. The soundtrack includes traditional work songs as well as an original song by Ghanaian musicians
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Awards note
  • Best Short Film, Newburyport Film Festival, 2008
  • Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival, 2008
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rock, Marcia
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
19
Series statement
Ethnographic video online
Series volume
volume 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salt industry and trade
  • Salt workers
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Women
  • Women
Target audience
general
Label
Salt harvesters of Ghana, by Marcia Rock, (electronic resource)
Link
http://libraries.ou.edu/access.aspx?url=http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ANTH;1689388
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (19 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 4185478-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4185478
  • (Sirsi) ASP1689388/ant
  • (OCoLC)747798492
  • (CaEvSKY)sky240496263
Video recording format
other
Label
Salt harvesters of Ghana, by Marcia Rock, (electronic resource)
Link
http://libraries.ou.edu/access.aspx?url=http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ANTH;1689388
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (19 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 4185478-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4185478
  • (Sirsi) ASP1689388/ant
  • (OCoLC)747798492
  • (CaEvSKY)sky240496263
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...