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Title The Women's Olamal: The Organization of a Maasai Fertility Ceremony / by Melissa Llelewyn-Davies
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 110 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary The Women's Olamal follows the events that preceded a controversial ceremony in Loita, Kenya, to bless the women and to increase their ability to have children. This film, presented in observational style with limited commentary, depicts some of the tensions between men and women in Maasai society which, in this case, erupt in a violent row between them
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1985
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English, Subtitles in English
In Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Llewelyn-Davies, Melissa, author, film director
Kisaju, contributor
Kisaro, contributor
Nolmeeyu, contributor
Nolpiyaya, contributor
Ole Kopio, contributor
British Broadcasting Corporation, producer
Kanopy (Firm)