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Gifting in Mali and India-a Way of Life

From: Making Contact
Series: Making Contact
Length: 08:31

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In Mali, the practice of 'Dama" is one example of how gift giving is an important part of cultures, throughout West Africa, India, and beyond. Read the full description.

Z_headphones-globe_small Advertisements fill the airways with messages to show love through the purchase of a diamond or a video game.  Yet for many people around the world, giving happens all the time. The Other Worlds collaborative, a network of activists, artists and media producers, seeks to amplify the voices involved in gift economies. Rachel Wallis, media coordinator for the group, has more about a practice in the West African nation of Mali and beyond.


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Piece Description

Advertisements fill the airways with messages to show love through the purchase of a diamond or a video game.  Yet for many people around the world, giving happens all the time. The Other Worlds collaborative, a network of activists, artists and media producers, seeks to amplify the voices involved in gift economies. Rachel Wallis, media coordinator for the group, has more about a practice in the West African nation of Mali and beyond.


Broadcast History

Segment from Making Contact program #01-10 "How We Survive: The Currency of Giving"

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Advertisements fill the airways with messages to show love through the purchase of a diamond or a video game. Yet for many people around the world, giving happens all the time. The Other Worlds collaborative, a network of activists, artists and media producers, seeks to amplify the voices involved in gift economies. Rachel Wallis, media coordinator for the group, has more about a practice in the West African nation of Mali and beyond.

OUTRO:

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