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Diary of a Maasai Village, Part 5: Nine Cows and an Ox
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Diary of a Maasai Village, Part 5: Nine Cows and an Ox
Part of the Series: Diary of a Maasai Village

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Diary of a Maasai Village, Part 1: The Prophet's Village
The Prophet's Village examines the problem of maintaining enough cattle to supply milk and meat versus selling off cattle to raise money for maize, antibiotics and pesticides; cash is also…
Diary of a Maasai Village, Part 2: Two Ways of Justice
Young men are ritually prohibited from eating grain. Several of them steal one of the Laibon's goats and then must make reparations. Filmmaker: Melissa Llelewyn-Davies
Diary of a Maasai Village, Part 3: Two Mothers
Two Mothers focuses on gender relationships. The principal events for the women are a "coming out ox" ritual and the birth of a child; for the men, the birth of…
Diary of a Maasai Village, Part 4: Two Journeys
Two Journeys contrasts the journey of Miisia's new wife back to his village with that of Tipaia's to sell cattle for Rerenko's legal fees. Filmmaker: Melissa Llelewyn-Davies
Diary of a Maasai Village, Part 5: Nine Cows and an Ox
This final segment of the Diary depicts the ceremony known as the "ox of ilbaa," from which Miisia emerges, acknowledged as a man. Filmmaker: Melissa Llelewyn-Davies

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