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Waitingforcinema
The documentation team arrives in Ngolo. Some villagers help unload the car with the equipment and bring it to a hut. As the guests arrive, the villagers gather, waiting for what will happen, as a public viewing of documentary videos has been planned. The villagers and the team walk over to a school building that is under construction. Nadine and Dan are hanging a white bed sheet over a beam that will serve as a screen. In the meantime, the Bagyeli assemble in front of the screen. Djiedjhie explains what the team is doing and Ada plays with the top of a snail shell that he uses as a top in the sand. Djiedjhie hands out bread as a snack and Délégué, who cannot speak, shows is appreciation non-verbally. More and more Bagyeli arrive and settle in, waiting for the videos to start.
Cinema1
After a long struggle with the generator which was supposed to provide electricity for the projector, Nadine shows the videos on her laptop. While watching the videos, the inhabitants of Ngolo comment freely on what they see and express their joy about the videos. Especially appreciated is the video about the honey collection of 2011 (in the procedural/observational collection) and the honey sharing afterwards.
Cinema2
The Bagyeli of Ngolo watch videos that have been captured in 2011 and 2012. After having shown videos from Ngolo, Nadine now also shows videos from Bibira, a Gyeli village in the Mabi contact region, for instance how the Bibira healer Ngyamba unfolds a long net used for hunting. Instead of retrieving the shown videos and their situations from memory, the audience now discusses what they see. The showing of the "Bapeya" dance and its impressive highlight, the dance in the palm tree, (in the Music and dance collection) causes a lot of excitement as well as watching their dogs.
Interview Ngolo 1
Interview with the chief of Ngolo and some of the young man of the village. They are talking about their family relations, the people who are living in the camp, and their lives in general.
Interview Ngolo 2
Interview with the chief of Ngolo 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 Ngolo. After a while, the interpreter Severin 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.
Elicitation trees lolabe
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 2 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.
True story 1 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.
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.
True 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.
Life story 1 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.
Life story 2 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.
wordlist 3 Lolabe
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.
Wordlist 1 Lolabe
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.
Wordlist 2 Lolabe
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.
elicitation animal sounds Lolabe
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.
Storytelling 3 Kouambo
The story is about two friends, Panther and Pithon who are engaged in a kind of game of tricks. In the end, Pithon appears to be the wisest and the strongest one.
Storytelling 2 Kouambo
The story is about two friends, Panther and Pithon who are engaged in a kind of game of tricks. In the end, Pithon appears to be the wisest and the strongest one.
Storytelling Binzambo
Binzambo is located on the Bipindi-Lolodorf road near Bijoka.
Description school 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.