title from credits (published work) -- archival collection
Edited film from the 1974 film project about the semi-nomadic Turkana pastoralists of northwestern Kenya. In Turkana society herds mean security and wealth. This film explores the relationships between wedding negotiations, dispersed kin groups bound together by reciprocal livestock obligations, and the significance of these marital alliances in a harsh environment. The negotiations documented are between the kin groups of two age-mates and old friends. Unfolding events reveal the delicate balance between the economics of the domestic groups involved and the self-respect and dignity of their principal representatives. See also [Turkana Conversations Film Project, 1974].
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD