Anansi Masters - Curacao G03 - Palm, Guineta de - Nanzi and the Tar Puppet

Nanzi and the Tar Puppet told by Guineta de Palm, recorded on video for the Anansi Masters project in Curacao.

Subject: Escaping the death penalty.

Description: Nanzi steels fruit from the King's garden. He gets caught when he gets trapped by a puppet of sticky tar. How can he avoid being hanged?

Content: The fruits in the garden of the King look so good to Nanzi, that he decides to steel the fruits from the garden every night. This way he can provide his family with delicious fruit. When the King finds out, he is furious. He sends out his guards to find the thief, but Nanzi's sneaky ways leave him unrevealed. Therefore, the King thinks out a scheme. He has a puppet of sticky tar made and places it in the middle of his garden. When Nanzi encounters with the puppet of tar, he thinks it is one of the guards. He starts a fight with the puppet, but of course he gets stuck. Nanzi ends up in jail and faces death by gallow. Obviously, Nanzi does not give up and makes a plan how to escape from death with the help of his daughter Pegasaya.

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