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Catalog # 132
Title Masai Manhood
Series Disappearing World Series
Filmmaker Melissa Llewelyn-Davies
Year 1975
Subject Gender
Format VHS
Region Africa
Description Produced by ? 1975. ISBN: ? Summary The film is focused on the life of the moran and on the dramatic eunoto ceremony which marks the important transition from warriorhood to full social maturity and the responsibilities of elderhood. The moran are given an opportunity in the film to talk about warriorhood and they sensitively strive to explain their ideals to the anthropologist. Their words are effectively translated in sub-titles. There is much valuable information in the film on the events leading up to the eunoto ceremony ­ including a fascinating sequence on the joking abuse directed by the moran at their mothers ­ and on the ritual procedures involved in the rite de passage itself. Descript 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series Disappearing World Series Cast Director: Chris Curling Anthropologist: Melissa Llewelyn-Davies Subject East Africa Social maturity of a group of young men through a ceremony