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Adhiambo - Born in the Evening
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directed by Ruth Tuchtenhagen, Wenzel Geissler, fl. 2001 and Ruth Prince, fl. 2001 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 1 hour 7 mins
‘Adhiambo’ means ‘the one born in the evening’ in the language of the Luo of western Kenya. The film follows NyaSeme, a married mother and grandmother in her late 30s, during the last month of her pregnancy and through the first weeks of her newborn daughter’s life. The first part of the film focuses on...
directed by Ruth Tuchtenhagen, Wenzel Geissler, fl. 2001 and Ruth Prince, fl. 2001 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 1 hour 7 mins
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Benjamin and His Brother
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written by Arthur Howes, 1950-2004; directed by Arthur Howes, 1950-2004 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 27 mins
Years of war and ethnic conflict in the Sudan have created a generation of young men, known as the "Lost Boys," who have spent more years in refugee camps than in their home communities. This intimate film recounts the story of Benjamin and William Deng, brothers joined in the struggle of a seemingly never-ending...
written by Arthur Howes, 1950-2004; directed by Arthur Howes, 1950-2004 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 27 mins
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Boran Women
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written by David MacDougall, 1939-; directed by David MacDougall, 1939- and James Blue, 1930-; produced by Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 18 mins
Traditionally confined to the roles of life-givers, nurturers and homemakers, Boran women of Kenya are slowly realizing the importance of education and the difference it can make in their lives. They attach great importance to the traditional role of women in a herding society and perform dawn to dusk tasks with l...
written by David MacDougall, 1939-; directed by David MacDougall, 1939- and James Blue, 1930-; produced by Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 18 mins
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Bosnia Hotel
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written by Patrick Winocour, fl. 2000; directed by Thomas Balmes; produced by Patrick Winocour, fl. 2000 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 49 mins
The United Nations peace keeping force in Bosnia included soldiers from nations and cultures that did not know where Bosnia was, or what the conflict was about. Among them was a force from Kenya which included several Samburu warriors. Bosnia Hotel films these warriors after their return to their ancestral land. I...
written by Patrick Winocour, fl. 2000; directed by Thomas Balmes; produced by Patrick Winocour, fl. 2000 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 49 mins
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Miracles and Extraordinary Experience in Northern Kenya
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written by Bilinda Straight, in Contemporary Ethnography (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007, originally published 2007), 291 page(s)
written by Bilinda Straight, in Contemporary Ethnography (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007, originally published 2007), 291 page(s)
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Diary of a Maasai Village, 1, The Prophet's Village
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written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 1 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 50 mins
The Prophet's Village examines the problem of maintaining enough cattle to supply milk and meat versus selling off cattle to raise money for maize, antibiotics and pesticides; cash is also needed to pay for legal fees for Rerenko, the Laibon's son.
written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 1 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 50 mins
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Diary of a Maasai Village, 2, Two Ways of Justice
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written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 2 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 53 mins
Young men are ritually prohibited from eating grain. Several of them steal one of the Laibon's goats and then must make reparations.
written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 2 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 53 mins
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Diary of a Maasai Village, 3, Two Mothers
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written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 3 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 49 mins
Two Mothers focuses on gender relationships. The principal events for the women are a "coming out ox" ritual and the birth of a child; for the men, the birth of a calf is the central theme.
written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 3 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 49 mins
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Diary of a Maasai Village, 4, Two Journeys
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written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 4 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 50 mins
Two Journeys contrasts the journey of Miisia's new wife back to his village with that of Tipaia's to sell cattle for Rerenko's legal fees.
written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 4 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 50 mins
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Diary of a Maasai Village, 5, Nine Cows and an Ox
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written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 5 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 44 mins
This final segment of the Diary depicts the ceremony known as the "ox of ilbaa," from which Miisia emerges, acknowledged as a man.
written by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; directed by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies, fl. 1974; produced by British Broadcasting Corporation, in Diary of a Maasai Village, 5 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 44 mins
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