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Creator:
MacDougall, David ethnographic filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
Filmmaker:
MacDougall, Judith  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 2 film reels (2,520 feet) sound b&w 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Africa
Uganda
Date:
1973
Notes:
Supplementary materials: 1,3,5,6
title from credits (published work) -- archival collection
Summary:
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].
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Herders  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Power (Social sciences)  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1983.2.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218485