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Catalog # 153
Title The Nuer, Part 1(D)
Filmmaker Hillary Harris
Year 1971
Subject Ancient Culture
Format VHS
Region Africa
Description Produced by Robert Gardner and Hilary Harris for The Film Study Center at Harvard University. 1971. ISBN: ? Summary "Portrays the Nuer, Nilotic herdsmen of the Nile basin. Shows how their daily lives revolve about their cattle, and depicts the psychological bonds between them. Includes extensive use of Nuer music and poetry." "A poetic film concentrating on evocative images of life among a group of Nuer living in Ethiopia. Creates a strong and memorable impression of the people, their cattle, their artifacts, and their land. On occasion, an English narration is used to give a more anthropological account of events, especially; a bride price dispute, a ghost marriage, a revitalistic ceremony intended to combat a smallpox epidemic, and the climax of the film, a gar initiation where two boys receive the forehead incisions of manhood." Descript 1 videocassette (73 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series ? Cast Robert Gardner and Hilary Harris Subject Power, initiation.