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Catalog # 184
Title Lorang's Way: A Turkana Man (D)
Series Turkana Conversations Part 2
Filmmaker David and Judith MacDougalls
Year 1979
Subject Culture
Format VHS
Region Africa
Description Produced by Produced by Judith MacDougall,David MacDougall. 1980. ISBN: ? Summary This, the first film in renowned ethnographic filmmakers David and Judith MacDougall's classic Turkana Conversations Trilogy, is a multifaceted portrait of Lorang, the head of the homestead and one of the important senior men of the Turkana. Because they are relatively isolated and self-sufficient, most Turkana (including Lorang's son) see their way of life continuing unchanged into the future. But Lorang thinks otherwise, for he has seen something of the outside world. "Lorang's Way" is a study of a man who has come to see his society as vulnerable and whose traditional role in it has been shaped by that realization. The film explores Lorang's personality and ideas through his conversations with the filmmakers, the testimony of his friends and relatives, and observation of his behavior with his wives, his children, and men of his own age and status. In Turkana, with English subtitles. Descript 1 videocassette (70 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series Turkana Conversations Part 2 Cast ? Subject Turkana, Kenya A Turkana man's realization of vulnerability of his culture