A new (2010) film about Sukur by Nic David is now
13 MONTHS OF SUKUR:
This ethnographic film shows the complete seasonal round of the Sukur people of Nigeria's Mandara Mountains. It does so from the perspective of cultural landscape, showing how their technology, society and ideology as expressed in ceremonies interact with their mountain environment to produce a landscape that is inherited, maintained and always in process of becoming. A wide range of traditional technologies - amongst them iron smelting, architecture and basketry - are introduced, as are core anthropological concepts such as clan and caste. Nic David and Judy Sterner have carried out ethnographic, historical and archaeological research in the Mandara Mountains since 1984. Their intimate and unrivalled knowledge of the Sukur people is evident throughout a film, made over 17 years, that is intended for general audiences besides students of anthropology and African studies.
The film is presently
available in NTSC (North American) and PAL
coding without specification of region.
This PAL version should play over most of the world outside North America.
To obtain the film send an email to sukurfilm (at) gmail.com or write to:
The cost is $60 + shipping and handling (Canada $6.35; USA $9.10; Rest of World $10.10). This includes educational but not public performance rights. Payment by Paypal (fee $3.00) or money order.