Diketo – Botswana

Diketo Africa Botswana Playing with things Props: 10 little stones N.o.p.: 1 +
A girl always throws a stone in the air while moving one stone away from the group of nine stones. The trick is to have finished your move with the stone on the floor before you catch the stone you have already thrown in the air. Then she continues by moving two stones apart, thereafter three stones, four stones etc. etc.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 1999

Deweke – Botswana

Deweke Africa Botswana Playing with things Props: little (selfmade) ball, some smashed tins (cans) and a small tub (basin) N.o.p.: 3
Three children play this game, one in the middle and two at both sides of the playground. Also in the middle there is a small tub with some tins aside of it. The child in the middle has to take the tins between her feet and then throw these tins in the tub while jumping. In the mean while the two other children must try to throw off the child in the middle with the ball. If the ball hits her, then the child who hits her goes into the middle. The trick is not to be hit while standing in the middle and to try to get the tub full of tins. If the tub is full, then she throws out the tins and knocks with the tub on. the floor to show the others that she has completed one round.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 1999

Three on a row – Botswana

Three on a Row Africa Botswana Playing with things Props: a board, coal, stones.
N.o.p.: 2
Two boys are sitting in front of their home. They have drawn a pattern of lines: three squares from big to medium to small. Connected through eight lines. Some dark and light stones to play with. Every turn they put one stone each and you win if you have most lines full with three stones on a row at the end of the game.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 1999