Maasai: Women at Work and Women at Home is the first of six film essays of Maasai life. These remarkable films, in which the Maasai describe their culture and the ways in which a rapidly changing world continues to impact their way of life, bring the viewer close to an extraordinary and semi-nomadic indigenous world.
In this film, Maasai women describe their way of life and we visit a Maasai hut, a medical dispensary and go shopping in a Maasai market. In Maasai society, women are responsible for carrying water, for cooking, looking after the children and building the huts. Maasai women create the intricate and colourful beadwork jewellery that make Maasai dress so distinctive.
The Maasai films in this series are:
- Women at Work and Women at Home
- Enkang Life
- Changing Times
- Food and Celebration
- Keeping Knowledge
- Birds Sing and Lions Roar
Running time: 32 mins
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