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- 1 videocassette (VHS) (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
- Additional Authors
- Bourdier, Jean-Paul.Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
- Corporate Author
- Women Make Movies (Firm)
- Colour recording system: NTSC.Credits: Director, Trinh T. Minh-Ha ; [producer, Jean-Paul Bourdier].Originally issued as a motion picture in 1982.Summary: A documentation of the daily life of Senegalese women which makes an innovative departure from the conventions of ethnographic filmmaking in the use of editing and sound. It offers a critique of documentary 'objectivity' in its suggestion that such objectivity is more a matter of unacknowledged voyeurism than scientific fact-finding. The status of the sound and image is somewhere between fiction and documentary.