Item Details

Tribal Wives [electronic resource]: Challenging Western Views of Polygamy and Female Circumcision

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Single and in her early thirties, educator Dionne Braham has become disenchanted with the romantic ideal of the perfect mate-actually, with the idea of finding any mate in her familiar London milieu. But she experiences an even greater paradigm-shift when she travels to Tanzania to live with and learn from a Maasai family for a month. This program documents her transformative journey and the challenges it entails. Tasked with everything from milking cows to plastering huts with dung, Dionne grapples with troubling subjects like polygamy, female circumcision, and the virtual powerlessness of women in Maasai society-all while struggling to refrain from imposing Western views and morals.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
50 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Portions in other languages with English subtitles
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 18, 2010.
Variant Title
Challenging Western Views of Polygamy and Female Circumcision
Series
Tribal Wives: Female Roles, Western Norms, and Tribal Life
Tribal Wives
Contents
  • Setting Out for Tanzania (2:08)
  • Introduction to Maasai Community (2:36)
  • Welcoming the Visitor (3:28)
  • Evening in the Maasai Village (2:50)
  • Milking Time (1:55)
  • Women's Work (2:26)
  • Culture Shock (2:40)
  • Traditional Maasai Clothing (2:56)
  • Polygamy Among the Maasai (4:05)
  • Cow Dung Construction (2:05)
  • Settling in to Maasai Family Life (2:11)
  • Discussing Love with the Moran (Warriors) (3:22)
  • Having Fun in the Maasai Community (1:30)
  • Female Circumcision (4:00)
  • Maasai Women Speak Out (3:34)
  • Birth of Maasai Child (3:11)
  • Without a Husband (2:32)
  • Tending Maasai Cattle (1:00)
  • Maasai Male Circumcision Ceremony (6:13)
  • Saying Goodbye to the Maasai (2:34)
  • Credits: Tribal Wives: Tanzania (0:32)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2010.
Publisher no.
  • 43354 Films Media Group
  • 43378s Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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