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Title:Tree of spirits; The legend of black Tom
Editors:Sawadogo, CiliaISNI
Albright, Deron
Geographic terms:Burkina Faso
Great Britain
combat sports
folk tales (form)
animated cartoons (form)
videos (form)
Abstract:This DVD contains two short animated cartoons. 1) 'Tree of spirits' (Burkina Faso): In the desert savannah, Kodou and Tano meet Ayoka, the caretaker of a century-old tree that a contractor wants to cut down. Kodou, guided by Ayoka, seeks help from his ancestors. But the ancestors can only advise him, the children must find the solution themselves. They discover that the gigantic baobab is a door between two worlds. The spirit of the rain, trapped by the spirit of the drought, can't come back to Earth. Without the sacred baobab, the road to Earth will remain closed forever and nature's balance will be shattered. 2) 'The legend of black Tom': When a freed American slave journeys to Regency England to fight for the bare-knuckle boxing championship of the world, he faces not only his opponent in the ring, but an entire nation. On December 18, 1810, Tom Molineaux fought against renowned British champion Tom Cribb. While written history records Cribb as the winner, this animation tells the popular (and perhaps more accurate) version of what happened that day. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]