Imbalu [videorecording] : ritual of manhood of the Bagisu of Uganda
a film by Richard Hawkins and Suzette Heald.
- VHS; Video
- This video follows two adolescent Bagisu men as they prepare for the ritual of "imbalu", or circumcision. Done in the tradition of their ancestors, imbalu signals the passage from childhood into manhood.
- Richard Hawkins; Suzette Heald
- Release Date
- Run Time
- 69 min.
- Narration in English. Dialogue in an undetermined African language with English subtitles.
- Videocassette release of a 1988 production.
- Title on container: Imbalu : ritual of manhood of the Gisu of Uganda.
- Variant title
- Ritual of manhood of the Bagisu of Uganda
- Subtitle on container:
- Ritual of manhood of the Gisu of Uganda
- Director, Richard Hawkins ; anthropologist, Suzette Heald ; camera, David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall ; narrator, Ngugu Mike Ssali.
- London :distributed by The Royal Anthropological Institute,1989.
- Recording information
- Filmed in Busoba, Bugisu District of Uganda, in 1968.
- 1 videocassette (69 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. VHS format [NTSC]
- Technical details