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MASAI MANHOOD - DISAPPEARING WORLD

UK, 1975 (MIFF 1976)

Director: Chris Curling

For a period of seven years, starting from their late teens, Masai men serve as Moran, or warriors. This film examines the elaborate rituals which take the Morans of Loita from their adolescence to full manhood as a tribal elder.

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