David MacDougall
Judith MacDougall
22 minutes


This classic ethnographic documentary, by the renowned filmmaking team of David and Judith MacDougall, explores the nomadic life of the Jie of Uganda. During the dry season the jie leave their homesteads in large numbers and take their cattle to temporary camps (nawi) in western Karamoja District, where water and grass are more abundant.

This simple film, now an ethnographic classic, prepared the way for the modern ethnographic film. There is no narrator. The men are captured in the middle of their daily chores. Their dialogue is translated in the form of subtitles. The spectator feels a sense of familiarity and that he is present in the group.

Producer / Production company: 
David MacDogall
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