The Resource Tubabs In Africa, by Amy Flannery, Mary Flannery and Michael Ford

Tubabs In Africa, by Amy Flannery, Mary Flannery and Michael Ford

Label
Tubabs In Africa
Title
Tubabs In Africa
Statement of responsibility
by Amy Flannery, Mary Flannery and Michael Ford
Contributor
Film director
Producer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the Gambia, West Africa, locals have a name for foreigners; they call them "Tubabs" a term derived from "two bob", the standard fee British colonialists used to pay Gambians for odd jobs. In this film we follow a group of students from St. Mary's College in Maryland on a summerlong jaunt deep into the Gambia to study West African language and culture. The result is a story about a group of American teenagers traveling outside their comfort zones in search of adventure, knowledge and self-discovery. The filmmakers investigate issues surrounding modern-day colonialism, Westerner's relationship to developing countries, and the traditions of the Gambian people. The film serves as a meditation on that familiar topic, the study-abroad experience, and like any travel experience, the film is most entertaining when things go wrong. The bus breaks down, the students get lost, a mission goes awry, and the very moments that are the most awful at he time end up being the most memorable. Anyone who spent time overseas during college or high school, will see a reminder of their travels in this film and recall a bit of the Tubab in themselves
Is part of
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2003
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ford, Michael
  • Flannery, Amy
  • Flannery, Mary
  • Yellowcat Productions
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gambian
  • Cultural identity
  • International travel
  • Colonialism
Technique
live action
Label
Tubabs In Africa, by Amy Flannery, Mary Flannery and Michael Ford
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Track 1 of 1
  • Tubabs In Africa
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 56 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1116111
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897773888
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1116111
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Tubabs In Africa, by Amy Flannery, Mary Flannery and Michael Ford
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Track 1 of 1
  • Tubabs In Africa
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 56 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1116111
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897773888
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1116111
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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