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Diary of a Maasai Village Part 1: The Prophet's Village

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From the Diary of a Maasai Village series
By Melissa Llelewyn-Davies
color, 50 min, 1985

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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.

About the Diary of a Maasai Village series

This series of five films by Melissa Llelewyn-Davies looks at daily life among the Maasai. The films are presented as a diary of a 7-week visit to a single village. The structure is episodic and the content dependent on various events or stories, some of which are developed through more than one film. The tapes can be used independently or together, to give an in-depth sense of Maasai life.

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other films from the Diary of a Maasai Village series:
PART 2: Two Ways of Justice
PART 3: Two Mothers
PART 4: Two Journeys
PART 5: Nine Cows and an Ox

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