Below one’s breath unfolds the thread of world history. So it does in Africa as well—amongst the people of Dogon, a peasantry living in Mali.
In “More of The World Viewed” of his The World Viewed Stanley Cavell claims that movies provide the myth of lived democracy against the myth of ruled democracy. But they cannot provide it by showing democracy at work, since that would made it a mere utopia. He explains this by referring to the 30ies’ comedies.