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V3703

Under The Men’s Tree

MacDougall, David; MacDougall, Judith. USA, Uganda. 1968, 1974.

Title:
Under The Men’s Tree
Director:
MacDougall, David; MacDougall, Judith
Country:
USA, Uganda
Year:
1968, 1974
Publisher:
Berkeley Media LLC,
Description:
1 videocassette of 1.   1/2", VHS, NTSC.   viewing copy.
Short.   15 minutes.   b/w.   sound.  
Language:
Jie with English subtitles
Closed Captioned
Genre:
Documentary
Notes:
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.
Status:
IN