Upon research, I came across this clip of Things Fall Apart the TV mini series in 1987! There is something almost eerie about this depiction (perhaps because it is so old) but also because the clips shows moments of silence with no speech, or soundtrack but just the actions of the women at work. If you notice, the camera zooms in a few times on the yams, perhaps to emphasize what we had talked about in class- the masculinity and what the yam itself represents (especially because the yams are huge in this!)
Another interesting thing, there was a movie last year starring 50 cents called All Things Fall Apart. Has anyone seen it? It is apparently about a football team but perhaps there is reference to Things Fall Apart?