Under the Men's Tree & The Wedding Camels

Under the Men's Tree
David and Judith MacDougall's best known ethnographic film is To Live with Herds, about the Jie of Uganda. Under the Men's Tree is a shorter film about the Jie. At Jie cattle camps, men often gather under a special tree to make leather and wooden goods, to talk, and to sleep. The conversation on this particular afternoon is a kind of reverse ethnography concerning the European's most noticeable possession, the motor vehicle - its qualities and behavior, and the relative worth of cars and men.

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