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Title The Maasai and agents of change / produced by Kakuta Ole Maimai Hamisi.

Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2001.

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 UniM INTERNET video    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (33 minutes).
Series Filmakers library online.
Filmakers Library online.
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Summary Here is a rare opportunity to see life among the Maasai as filmed by one of their own warriors. The filmmaker and narrator is a Maasai who is studying at a United States college. He returned to Kenya to film the lifestyles and colorful ceremonies of his people before their culture becomes extinct. We learn that the traditional pastoral and nomadic life is under attack by outside forces who want to impose a money economy and privatize of land. The traditional way of ruling by a council of elders is being supplanted by elected officials (and even in Maasai land there are complaints on the accuracy of the voting cards!) The community is divided among those who voice their intense displeasure at the erosion of traditions and those who feel that the Maasai must change if they are to survive in today's world. The Maasai speak frankly to the filmmaker since he is one of their own.
Audience For College; Adult audiences.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2011. (Filmakers library online). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes This edition in English.
Other author Hamisi, Kakuta Ole Maimai, producer, narrator.
Subject Maasai (African people) -- Politics and government.
Maasai (African people) -- Kenya.
Documentary films.