archival original 2 film reels (2,520 feet) sound b&w 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
Supplementary materials: 1,3,5,6
title from credits (published work) -- archival collection
Edited film from the 1968 film project about the Jie pastoralists of Uganda. The film examines the disruptive effects of nation-building in pre-Amin Uganda on these semi-nomadic pastoralists, shows daily life in a traditional Jie homestead during a particularly harsh dry season, and explores the ways in which government policies seem to exacerbate hardship and undermine traditional Jie economic values. At the end of the film, Logoth, the protector of the homestead, travels west to rejoin his herds in an area of relative plenty where, for a time, the Jie appear insulated from official interference. See also [Jie Film Project, 1968].
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD