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Diary of a Maasai Village Part 3: Two Mothers

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

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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.

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 1: The Prophet's Village
Part 2: Two Ways of Justice
Part 4: Two Journeys
Part 5: Nine Cows and an Ox

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