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Ghurbal [electronic resource] / by Fadwa El Guindi.

Publication:
Watertown (Mass.) : Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005.
Series:
Ethnographic video online.
Format/Description:
Video
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col.
Subjects:
Ethnology -- Egypt.
Villages -- Egypt.
Egypt -- Rural conditions.
Form/Genre:
Ethnographic films.
Documentary films.
Language:
Arabic with English subtitles.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
This film examines the Egyptian rural craft of making a sieve called ghurbal (from the Arabic ghurbal meaning "to winnow" which is used to both "winnow" babies on their seventh day of life and to winnow grains for making ceremonial dishes, particularly kouskousi. Embedded in this material culture artifact are layered meanings of creative regeneration of the cosmic and human worlds.
Notes:
Previously released on DVD.
Title from title frames (Ethnographic video online, viewed May 7, 2012).
Filmed in Egypt.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2010. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
Contributor:
El Guindi, Fadwa. , Director
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm) , Distributor
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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