DOBES Archive

Hunting 01
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
Hunting 02
The hunting group is arriving in the deep forest and forming subgroups which spread in different directions. On the way, the Bagyeli explain different plants and their uses. Eventually, the last born of NkNaMa discovers a hole, a den of an animal. The Bagyeli show and explain how they capture animals from their holes. Unfortunately, the animal of this hole has left its den already some days ago.
Hunting 03
The group of Bagyeli, DoBeS researchers and interpreters continues to walk in the forest, hoping to catch some animals. On the way, NkNaMa cuts branches to make a broom out of them, NkUrPi explains how certain plants can injure you with their thorns and NkMaDa shows a place where he has already caught a type of antilope several times describing how he kills the antilope with his spear.
Interviews 3 Ebobisse
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
Life story 3 Kouambo
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
Interview on Nko'olong 02
Interview with the chief of Nko'olong and some young men of the village. The Bagyeli men are introducing themselves and their village since this is the first time the DoBeS team comes to Nko'olong. After a while, the interpreter SNY explains the goals of the documentation project by saying that the researchers are interested in the traditions of the Bagyeli so that the ways of the grandparents will not be forgotten. As a reaction, the Bagyeli bring a spear and talk about their hunting weapons.
Kouambo hortatory 2
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
Story telling 3
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. The chief's wife tells a story with a repetitive part which is accompanyed by short dances performed by LeAmPa, LeBiJe and another young man.
Interview on Port 03
Interview with inhabitants of Bibira about the construction about the biggest port of central Africa. The construction leads to resettlements of several villages including farmers' as well as Gyeli villages. The traditional healer also talks about how he got bitten by a snake in the previous year.
Story telling 5
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience are constantly changing. New people are arriving, people are greeting each other and are generally commenting on the story. LeMaMa tells a story which is accompanied by short chants.
01 Quarrel on payment
After an unsuccessful hunting attempt, the group of Baygeli and DoBeS researchers reach a tree with a bee hive that the Bagyeli had discovered before. Now a quarrel starts since the Bagyeli ask for a higher payment if they are to collect the honey. The interpreters SNY and DF explain again the goals of the project and emphasize that the team has to be reasonable with the budget so that this cooperation can go on over many months. Finally, DF tells them about DD and NB have saved the healer from Bibira after he had been bitten by a snake by sending him to hospital and paying for his medical treatment. NkUrPi as on of the healer's in-laws confirms this which adds to the credibility and finally everyone agrees on a "price" for the honey collection.
Interview on Port 05
Nadine and Francois are interviewing the chief, the traditional healer and a hunter in Bibira on the situation they are facing now due to the construction of the port in their close vicinity and their resettlement that the construction will entail.
Spear Use Bibira
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
Construction 3 Bibira
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
Trap elicitation 2 Bibira
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
Trap procedural 1 Bibira
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
True story 4 Kouambo
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
Construction 2 Bibira
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling. The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.
Story telling 6
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. LeBwDi tells a story while the audience is still commenting on the story even though they are clearly tired from a night of dancing.
Story telling 7
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. LeNgMi is telling a story while especially LeKe is commenting on it.