Cameroon - The Golden Days of the Kingdom
Year: 2010
Run-Time: 1 x 43 min.

Directed by Manuela Zips-Mairitsch and Werner Zips

Werner Zips
Available worldwide

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9

Cameroon - The Golden Days of the Kingdom

Kamerun - Die Goldenen Tage des Königreichs

This documentary takes you to a land of sacred kings and sultans. It accompanies the regent of Mankon during his golden jubilee. For that, he must first obtain the consent of all his royal ancestors by making offerings to them. Only then may he distribute their lifeblood -- the wine of the raffia palm tree -- to the living. The religious ceremonies, mask dances, and dedications of spears and guns last one week before the people of the kingdom gather for the great community dance. Sacral kingship has all the ingredients that fit the popular stereotypes of Africa: animal sacrifice, warrior parades, ancestor worship, and the transformation of the king into the shape of an elephant ...
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