HPA2011 “Antogo” the Sacred Dogon Fishing Ritual

May 22, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: WfpaEdit

Fishing is strictly prohibited in Bamba’s lake except the day of Antogo. They jump wildly into the lake to capture as many fish as possible in all possible manners. All fish captured will be put together and given to the oldest man of Bamba, who will ensure proper distribution among all villages.

By Matteo Bertolino (Italy)

HPA2011 Documentary Award

Time: May 2, 2009

Place: Village of Bamba, Mali

Nationality: Dogon

 

 

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