Skip to main content
Under The Men’s Tree
MacDougall, David; MacDougall, Judith. USA, Uganda. 1968, 1974.
- Under The Men’s Tree
- MacDougall, David; MacDougall, Judith
- USA, Uganda
- 1968, 1974
- Berkeley Media LLC,
- 1 videocassette of 1.   1/2", VHS, NTSC.   viewing copy.
Short.   15 minutes.   b/w.
- Jie with English subtitles
- At Jie cattle camps in Uganda men often gather under a special tree to make leather and wooden goods and talk, relax, and sleep. The conversation on this particular afternoon becomes a kind of reverse ethnography, centering on the European's most noticeable possession, the motor vehicle. This is a uniquely delicate and intimate film, filled with the humor of the Jie and, implicitly, the ironic wit of the filmmakers. Shot in 1968, released in 1972.