‘This film is the story of a 22 year old cattle herder and his
attempts to become a pro wrestler in Senegal. It’s a modern tale about fighting ones way out ofpoverty, and it’s the story of a sport filled with myths and voodoo rituals. Film Length: 28 minutes.
The film will be preceded by a brief introduction to the anthropology of wrestling by Paul Hayes,who recently completed fieldwork among the lesser-known Nuba wrestlers of Khartoum, Sudan.’
Paul is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology, The Australian National University.and Visiting Scholar/Associate Researcher, Centre for Social and Economic Research (CEDEJ), Khartoum.
Contacts ANU Anthropological Film Series Convenors:
Date and Time: Thursday 16 May, 4-5 pm
Venue: Banks Tea Room
School of Archaeology & Anthropology, ANU