• Short Summary

    AN IVORY COAST VILLAGE HAS BEEN CREATED IN PARIS. IT'S THE WORK OF A FRENCH?

  • Description

    AN IVORY COAST VILLAGE HAS BEEN CREATED IN PARIS. IT'S THE WORK OF A FRENCH TEACHER WHO HAS GATHERED TOGETHER HUNDREDS OF SMALL OBJECTS THAT ARE PART OF THE LIFE OF A RURAL VILLAGER IN THE IVORY COAST.

    THE CREATION OF THE VILLAGE GOES BACK TO 1963 WHEN A YOUNG FRENCH TEACHER DECIDED TO PERFORM HIS MILITARY NATIONAL SERVICE WORKING IN THE IVORY COAST AS A TEACHER. IT'S AN OPTION AVAILABLE TO YOUNG MEN IN PROFESSIONS USEFUL TO THE DEVELOPING FRENCH SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

    FOR TWO YEARS THE TEACHER WORKED IN THE IVORY COAST AND MADE A MINUTELY DETAILED STUDY OF THE LIFE OF A VILLAGE CALLED YAOKANKRO -- IT MEANS "VILLAGE OF PEASANTS, LIVING ON ITS FIELDS, FAR WAY IN THE BUSH."
    WITH THE HELP OF IVORY COAST TEACHERS, THE YOUNG MAN GATHERED TOGETHER HUNDREDS OF SMALL THINGS THAT ARE FOUND IN TYPICAL RURAL VILLAGES. HE BROUGHT THEM BACK TO FRANCE AND WHEN HE RESUMED HIS TEACHING HE USED HIS COLLECTION, WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS, TO ILLUSTRATE THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE.

    THIS WAYS OF TEACHING PROVED SO SUCCESSFUL THAT AN ARTICLE ABOUT IT APPEARED IN A NATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR TEACHERS. PUBLICITY FOLLOWED AND THEN A FULL-SCALE EXHIBITION WAS STAGED IN PARIS.

    VILLAGERS IN TRADITIONAL DRESS GREAT CHILDREN VISITING THE EXHIBITION, WHICH ALSO SHOWS EXHIBITS DEPICTING DEVELOPING AFRICA AND THE LIFE OF THE NEW CITIES.

    WHEN CHILDREN LEAVE THEY MAY ENTER A TELEVISION-SPONSORED COMPETITION IN WHICH THEY MUST USE THEIR KNOWLEDGE GAINED DURING THE VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADG2FNKDFGSWVX5Y9ACN2XY82X
    Media URN:
    VLVADG2FNKDFGSWVX5Y9ACN2XY82X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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