Item Details

Chronicle of a Savanna Marriage [videorecording]

a film by Stig Holmqvist ; produced by AB Rörliga Bilder
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A unique view of the life and culture of the Masai. For 15 years, the filmmaker monitored Nayiani's life, a Masai on the savanna of southern Kenya. The story begins in 1979 when Nayiani is 14, and has been promised in marriage to the son of her father's good friend. Nayiani undergoes circumcision, a procedure that both boys and girls go through to be considered adults. As time passes, Nayiani adjusts to her new home, and to her husband's additional wives.
Director
Stig Holmqvist
Release Date
1984
Run Time
56 min.
Language
In Swedish and African language with English subtitles
Notes
Videodisc release of a 1984 documentary.
Variant Title
Chronicle of a savannah marriage
Local Notes
Titles purchased from Filmakers Library at the institutional rate come with public performance rights for non-commercial and educational exhibition when no admission fee is charged. (4/6/12)
Edition
Full screen
Published
New York : Filmakers Library, [200-]
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
Technical Details
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