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In Search of Cool Ground: The Mursi Trilogy. 3: The Migrants

Subtitle
Migrants, The
Synopsis
Follows a draught-induced migration of the Mursi people from their traditional territory in the Omo valley of Ethiopia to the Mago valley, about 50 miles away. This migration has brought them into contact with the market economy of the Ethiopian highlands. With their foothold in the pastoral economy weakening and their dependance on market exchange growing, the migrants are in the process of becoming settled agriculturalists, like the highland neighbours, the Ari. By tracing the present and likely impact of this move on the lives of the migrants, the film shows how they are beginning to carve out a new ethnic identity for themselves, as well as a new home.
Series
Disappearing World, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 55 min.
Year of production
1985
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p) (RAI)
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Africa; Ethiopia; migration - human; Mursi

Credits

Director
Leslie Woodhead
Producer
Leslie Woodhead
Contributor
David Turton

Production Company

Name

Granada Television

Web
http://www.granadamedia.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7734 8080
Fax
020 7494 6280
Address
Non-Theatric Sales
36 Golden Square
London
W1R 4AH

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute Film & Video Library, c/o Concord Media

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG

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