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What a wonderful movie Naomi! Thanks so much for sharing!

On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 3:19 AM, Moshe Bar-Joseph <[log in to unmask]>
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> IWonder if the significance of the Dung beetle in Egyptian culture  had
> anything to do with Dung significance
>
> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 12:49 PM, Mary Anne Murray <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> Excellent and reminiscent of so many places where we work - the great
>> importance of animal dung in daily life...thanks, appreciated.
>>
>> On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 5:38 PM, PEÑA CHOCARRO, LEONOR <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Naomi,
>>> Thanks for sharing this excellent film. some of the uses reminds me so
>>> much of what we studied in Morocco!.
>>> Best
>>> Leonor
>>>
>>>
>>> Ann Butler <[log in to unmask]> escribió:
>>>
>>> Hi Naomi
>>>
>>> A lovely film - very reminiscent of Ethiopia, where they collect dung
>>> from all herbivores and use it for walls, internal wall plaster, shelves,
>>> bed platforms, oven covers/lids...
>>>
>>> Cheers, Ann
>>>
>>> On 7 May 2016 at 19:30, Naomi Miller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi everyone, a friend just passed this link on. It’s great, especially
>>>> if you are interested in dung.
>>>>
>>>> Julia writes: The film is called Yak Dung (牛粪), and is about the
>>>> manifold uses of yak dung by Qinghai pastoralists on the Tibetan plateau. It's
>>>> short (just 49 minutes) and definitely worth taking the time to watch.
>>>>
>>>> Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfpTHOhExGI
>>>>
>>>> And a blurb:
>>>> With temperatures falling as low as -40º C on the plateau, yak dung is
>>>> a valuable source of warmth for herdsmen. A non-polluting fuel, it is used
>>>> to burn offerings to the gods and light oil lamps. Dung can be used to
>>>> build houses and walls. It is the natural fertilizer of the grasslands, and
>>>> it can be used as medicine and for washing clothes. Children can even make
>>>> toys out of it, while artists sometimes sculpt figurines of the Buddha out
>>>> of the material. The quality of the dung is an indicator of the
>>>> environmental health of the plateau and the yaks that roam it. In short,
>>>> for those of us who live on the plateau, dung is something we cannot live
>>>> without. But the day we will have to live without it is getting nearer and
>>>> nearer, and that day we will no longer be ourselves. Filmmaker Lanzhe is a
>>>> Tibetan herdsman from Qinghai Province. This is his first documentary; Yak
>>>> Dung has screened at festivals across China and in Sydney, New York, and
>>>> Toronto.
>>>>
>>>> Naomi
>>>> -------------------------------------------------
>>>> Naomi F. Miller, Consulting Scholar
>>>> University of Pennsylvania Museum
>>>> Near East Section
>>>> 3260 South Street
>>>> Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
>>>> tel.: 215.898.4075
>>>> fax: 215.898.0657
>>>> WWW: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~nmiller0 &
>>>> http://upenn.academia.edu/NaomiMiller
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>>>>
>>>
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