Osogbo Nigeria Documentaries

  1. An American priestess brought several bags of clothing for the traditional children associated with HATTAF International in Osogbo, Nigeria. Unfortunately she had to return to the US before this day of distribution. We hope that she and all who contributed will enjoy seeing the effect of their generosity in this video

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  2. Locally know and revered as Iya Adunni, Susan Wenger an Austrian sculptor moved to Osogbo Nigeria in the 1950's. She is credited with stimulating the Osogbo Art Renaissance and almost single handedly saving the Osun Grove from development. She and local artists and craftsmen turned the grove into a mysterious sculpture garden dedicated to the deity Osun.
    This past summer, 2008, we had the opportunity to meet Iya and several of her adult adopted children. We consider her son Sangodare one of our Osogbo friends. The footage in this video stems from two days spent with Sangodare walking through the Grove and hearing about his experiences with his mother over the last 50 years.

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  3. In the summer of 2008 a delegation from Asheville, NC traveled to Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria for a site visit and the final signing of a MOU making us Sister Cities. The first video in a series of four "Asheville & Osogbo sister Cities Delegations Meet" document the preparations and arrival of the delegation. This video, I of III, documents the reception at the kings palace and signing of the MOU. After that the delegates commence their eight day site visit. First stop after the palace is the State Commissioner of Police and then we go on to schools, orphanages etc.

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  4. In the summer of 2008 a delegation from Asheville traveled to Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria for the final signing of a MOU making them Sister Cities. This is the first of four 30 minute videos documenting the eight day visit. The next three videos are titled "Eight Days in Osogbo, Part I of III", etc.
    In this segment we touch upon trip preparation, anticipation, meeting at Lagos airport and visiting the slave port Bedagry

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  5. In the summer of 2008 Valeria and I spend two month in Osogbo, Nigeria. This video documents a day spend in the bush visiting three remote villages. Although we only spend a day walking from village to village the charm and the needs of the people we met touched us deeply. We are committed to try and find ways to help these desperately poor yet joyful people. We fell in love with them and their settings. Warning! This video may make you fall in love with them. Welcome to rural Nigeria!

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Osogbo Nigeria Documentaries

Rainer Doost

In 2006 I spend three weeks in Osogbo accompanying my wife for her African initiation to the deity Osun.
In 2008 we returned for a two month stay. We are both adopted into the family of Chief Atanda. As a family member I often have the opportunity to…


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In 2006 I spend three weeks in Osogbo accompanying my wife for her African initiation to the deity Osun.
In 2008 we returned for a two month stay. We are both adopted into the family of Chief Atanda. As a family member I often have the opportunity to film were "outsiders" might be discouraged.
The documentaries on this channel are culled from 80 hours of raw tape. They deal with traditional spiritual practices commonly known as Ifa Yoruba or Orisa (Orisha) worship, traditional festivals, the Osun Grove, the needs of the people and the Sister Cities relationship between Osogbo and my home town Asheville, NC.

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