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Title Masai women / produced and directed by Chris Curling ; researcher/anthropologist, Melissa Llewelyn-Davies
Published London, England : Royal Anthropological Institute, 1974


Description 1 online resource (55 min.)
Series Disappearing world
Summary The Masai are cattle herders living in the East African rift valley: they grow no crops and are proud of being a non-agricultural people. Cattle are the all-important source of wealth and social status, and Masai love their cattle, composing poems to them. However, it is the men who have exclusive control over rights to cattle, and women are dependent, throughout their lives, on a man - father, husband or son - for rights of access to property. A woman's status as 'daughter', 'wife' or 'mother' is therefore crucial and this film examines with depth and sensitivity the social construction of womanhood in Masai society, concentrating upon women's attitudes to their own lives. The film details a series of events in women's lives, from their circumcision ceremonies which mark their transition from girlhood to womanhood, to the moment when they proudly watch their sons make the transition to elderhood in the eunoto ceremony
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed October 28, 2014)
In English
Subject Women, Maasai -- Kenya
Maasai (African people)
Women, Maasai.
Maasai (African people)
Women, Maasai.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Curling, Chris, film director.
Llewelyn-Davies, Melissa, contributor.
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, production company.
Granada Television International, publisher.