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Being Maasai Today, 2, Making Maasai Men: Growing Courage Toward Circumcision
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produced by Barbara Hoffman, 1955-, in Being Maasai Today, 2 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2006), 32 mins
One aspect of traditional Maasai culture that remains central to the passage from boyhood to manhood is circumcision. It is a physical and psychological ordeal that Maasai boys look forward to and also dread. This remarkable ethnographic documentary explores the complex meanings of masculinity and Maasai ethnicity...
produced by Barbara Hoffman, 1955-, in Being Maasai Today, 2 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2006), 32 mins
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Being Maasai Today, Part 1, Womanhood and Circumcision: Three Maasai Women Have Their Say (Extended Version, 2014)
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directed by Barbara Hoffman, 1955-; produced by Barbara Hoffman, 1955-, Cleveland State University. Department of Anthropology. Visual Anthropology Center, in Being Maasai Today, Part 1 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2014), 47 mins
This thought-provoking and much-acclaimed documentary sensitively explores the cultural context of female genital-cutting practices among the Maasai. The film was re-edited with extensive new material and an additional half-hour of extra commentary in 2014. It will stimulate discussion and reflection in a wide var...
directed by Barbara Hoffman, 1955-; produced by Barbara Hoffman, 1955-, Cleveland State University. Department of Anthropology. Visual Anthropology Center, in Being Maasai Today, Part 1 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2014), 47 mins
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