Anansi Masters - Curacao G05 - Jago, Milva, Sint - How Nanzi stole the King's sheep

How Nanzi stole the King's sheep told by Milva Sint Jago, recorded on video for the Anansi Masters project in Curacao.

Subject: How Nanzi stole the King's sheep

Description: Nanzi and Sésé steel sheep from the King. Tiger almost catches them in the act.

Content: Nanzi meets his old friend Sésé. Sésé is extremely hungry and tells this to Nanzi. All the talking about food makes Nanzi hungry himself. As a matter of fact, Nanzi has been longing for the King's sheep for a while. Therefore he suggests to Sésé to steel one of them. It gives them food for several days and they can completely fill their tummies! Every time they are hungry again, they execute their plan! One day, the King notices that the number of sheep is diminishing and he sends out Tiger to find the thief. The Tiger dresses up as a sheep. When Nanzi and Sésé almost catch Tiger disguized as a sheep Nanzi recognizes his smell. Nanzi makes sure that he and Sésé can get away on time.

About Anansi Masters: The Anansi Masters project is developed by Vista Far Reaching Visuals (Mr. Jean Hellwig) and partners. It is designed as a public digital platform at and opened in 2007. At the website one can find information about the story character of Nanzi (or Anansi or Kweku Ananse), with English and Dutch subtitled video recordings of storytelling in several countries in different languages, educational modules about storytelling for use at schools and academies, and digital issues of the Anansi Masters Journal published since the beginning of the project. All storytelling videos are also published on Youtube. The stories of the Anansi tradition originate in Africa and were exported to other parts of the world through slave trade and migration. In Anansi Masters, the similarities and differences between the stories and storytellers, who tell in their own language, can be found. Anansi Masters initiates different activities all over the world where stories from this oral tradition can be found. The founder has the ambition to film as many stories from this tradition as possible in as many countries as possible. Anansi Masters collaborates with writers, theatre makers, filmmakers, researchers, schools and of course with many many storytellers.

This dataset refers to: - the video recording of the storytelling with English subtitles - the video recording of the storytelling with Dutch subtitles - the video recording of the short interview with the storyteller with English subtitles - the video recording of the short interview with the storyteller with Dutch subtitles - a text datasheet with information about the stortyteller and story in English and Dutch

Metadata Access
Creator Hellwig, J.C.
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Publication Year 2012
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess; License:;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format MPEG-4 H264
Discipline Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture; Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture and Veterinary Medicine; History; Humanities; Life Sciences; Social Sciences; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Soil Sciences
Spatial Coverage Curacao, Willemstad, Otrobanda, Brionsquare