Gods for Sale

52 min - Belgium, Mali David Gladsteen

In 2000 Lassana Cisse, head of the local Cultural Mission of The Dogan Country in Mali, received a letter informing him of the theft of a sacred item of high significance. He learns that the statue was sold to a visiting trader, and, almost miraculously, manages to find out his name. During the handing-back ceremony, and to everyone's surprise, the village folk refuse to take back what had been their sacred cult object.