The Resource Endangered civilizations : the books under the sand, The Chenaguetta of Mauritania, Samarka Productions, arcH' Organisation present ; [directed by Alain Bourrillon, Arnault Labaronne]

Endangered civilizations : the books under the sand, The Chenaguetta of Mauritania, Samarka Productions, arcH' Organisation present ; [directed by Alain Bourrillon, Arnault Labaronne]

Label
Endangered civilizations : the books under the sand, The Chenaguetta of Mauritania
Title
Endangered civilizations
Title remainder
the books under the sand
Title part
The Chenaguetta of Mauritania
Statement of responsibility
Samarka Productions, arcH' Organisation present ; [directed by Alain Bourrillon, Arnault Labaronne]
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the time of trans-Saharan trading, its strategic location along the caravan route enabled it to prosper. It was also the gathering place for the pilgrims from western Sahara as they began their journey to Mecca. It had already attained the position as a prestigious economic and spiritual center. Chinguetti was considered the capital of the "Land of the Moors". The original town of Chinguetti had been buried beneath an ocean of dunes. Three thousand ancient manuscripts written by Arab scholars form the 18th century have become victims of the sands and the climate. "The Books Under the Sand" tells the story of Dah, a young Mauritanian who is determined to build a future for his village, while, at the same time, preserving the traces of its glorious past. Having already survived seven centuries in the desert, Chinguetti now faces the prospect of becoming a ghost town within another decade or two. But maybe it is not too late to save it from its pending fate
Member of
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Ethnographic video online
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bourrillon, Alain
  • Labaronne, Arnault
  • Bensoussan, Pascal
  • Granville, Gary
  • Alexander Street Press
  • ArcH'Organisation
  • Samarka Productions
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Mauritania
Target audience
adult
Label
Endangered civilizations : the books under the sand, The Chenaguetta of Mauritania, Samarka Productions, arcH' Organisation present ; [directed by Alain Bourrillon, Arnault Labaronne]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
alexvideoASP2859950/ant2
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (52 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)934519704
Video recording format
other
Label
Endangered civilizations : the books under the sand, The Chenaguetta of Mauritania, Samarka Productions, arcH' Organisation present ; [directed by Alain Bourrillon, Arnault Labaronne]
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
alexvideoASP2859950/ant2
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (52 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)934519704
Video recording format
other

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