[Videonews] *New Release* THE FUTURE OF MUD - The Tale of a Mason's Family

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We are proud to announce a new title from the director of Malik Sidibe =
and Living Memory: Six Sketches of Mali Today, Susan Vogel. The Future =
of Mud was honored to have appeared at the 2007 RAI International =
Festival of Ethnographic Film and is another fascinating chapter in =
Susan Vogel=E2=80=99s exploration of Mali.

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THE FUTURE OF MUD: The Tale of a Mason=E2=80=99s Family

A Film by Susan Vogel

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This constructed documentary blends information with narrative to show =
the cycle of mud building and the lives of masons in Djenne, a UNESCO =
World Heritage city in Mali. THE FUTURE OF MUD focuses on the mason =
Komusa Tenaepo, who hopes that his son will succeed him. The film shows =
a day in the life of the mason and Amadou, his young helper from a poor =
family near Timbuktu, as Komusa decides whether to allow his son to =
leave for schooling in the capital.

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The film reveals the interdependence between masons, buildings, and =
lives lived in them. It examines the tenuous survival of the inherited =
learning of masons, and the hard work that sustain this style of =
architecture. It shows life in Djenne=E2=80=99s mud buildings: =
courtyards, a blacksmiths=E2=80=99 workshop, a modern white vinyl =
sitting room, the construction site, and Friday prayers at the great =
mosque.

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In interviews, family members talk about the town of Djenne, its =
buildings, and their desires for the future, as do a distinguished =
Koranic master, and a staff member of the government office charged with =
preserving the architecture of Djenne. The film ends with thousands of =
participants at the annual replastering of Djenne=E2=80=99s beloved =
mosque, an age-old event, which, for the first time, has been specially =
staged in hopes of attracting tourists.

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58 minutes / color / 2006
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Ethnographic Film and is another fascinating chapter in Susan =
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face=3DArial><span
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FUTURE OF MUD:&nbsp;</span></font></b><b><font size=3D2 =
color=3D"#ff6600"
face=3DArial><span =
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font-weight:bold'>The Tale of a Mason=E2=80=99s =
Family<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><b><font size=3D3 color=3D"#cc0000" =
face=3DArial><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#CC0000;font-weight:bol=
d'>A
Film by Susan Vogel<span class=3Dcredit1><b><font =
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color=3D"#231f20"
face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#231F20'>This
constructed documentary blends information with narrative to show the =
cycle of
mud building and the lives of masons in Djenne, a UNESCO World Heritage =
city in
<st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:country-region =
w:st=3D"on">Mali</st1:country-region></st1:place>.=C2=A0
THE FUTURE OF MUD focuses on the mason Komusa Tenaepo, who hopes that =
his son
will succeed him. The film shows a day in the life of the mason and =
Amadou, his
young helper from a poor family near <st1:place w:st=3D"on"><st1:City =
w:st=3D"on">Timbuktu</st1:City></st1:place>,
as Komusa decides whether to allow his son to leave for schooling in the
capital.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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face=3DArial><span =
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film reveals the interdependence between masons, buildings, and lives =
lived in
them. It examines the tenuous survival of the inherited learning of =
masons, and
the hard work that sustain this style of architecture. It shows life in =
Djenne=E2=80=99s
mud buildings: courtyards, a blacksmiths=E2=80=99 workshop, a modern =
white vinyl
sitting room, the construction site, and Friday prayers at the great =
mosque.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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w:st=3D"on">Djenne</st1:City></st1:place>,
its buildings, and their desires for the future, as do a distinguished =
Koranic
master, and a staff member of the government office charged with =
preserving the
architecture of Djenne.=C2=A0 The film ends with thousands of =
participants at the annual
replastering of Djenne=E2=80=99s beloved mosque, an age-old event, =
which, for the first
time, has been specially staged in hopes of attracting =
tourists</span></font><font
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