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October 02, 2013

The Chairman and the Lions

"The Maasai leader of a Tanzanian village battles many lions, both real and figurative, that threaten his community - 'bush' lawyers, land grabbers, marauding beasts of prety, migration, and lack of education. Chairman Frank Ikoyo provides a glimpse into the current world of Ilparakuo Maasai and the ever-increasing challenges they face. He advocates education as a key to village self-determination, despite the face that it can produce ' educated criminals.' The film depicts Ikoy's duties as Chairman - persuading women to send their daughters to school, interrogating spies in a lawsuit, and eliciting help from a renowned elder to train young watrriors in the art of lion hunting."
Directed by Peter Biella; produced by Fank Kaipai Ikoyoa, Juma Mriga, Kelly Askew, Howard Stein.
U. Michigan Public Performance Rights obtained

Outstanding, current and very insightful. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 61900-D Released in 2013 46 minutes

Posted by mcmike at October 2, 2013 05:00 PM

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