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Moyngo, The Dream of Maragareum


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From the Indigenous Video Makers series in the Video in the Villages collection
By Kumaré, Karané and Natuyu Ikpeng
color, 44 min, 2003




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The Ikpeng community acts out the myth of the origin of their tattooing ceremony. The mythical hero and shaman Maragareum dreams about a disaster in his friend Eptxum's village. Arriving in this village, he finds everyone dead, and so he hides at nightfall to see the spirits return. Hunting, dancing and making special porridge and decorations, the spirits prepare for the ritual in which they tattoo their children. Maragareum watches and learns learns the Moyngo ceremony from the spirits of the dead, and those watching the video are able watch and learn about it as well.


other films from the Indigenous Video Makers series:
One Must Be Curious
Wapté Mnhõnõ, The Xavante's Initiation
The Rainy Season
Wai'á Rini, The Power of the Dream
Shomõtsi
Dancing with a Dog
Kinja Iakaha, A Day in the Village
Nguné Elü, The Day the Moon Menstruated
A Path to Live
Trainees for the Future
The Living Forest
From the Ikpeng Children to the World



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