Umoja, the Village Where Men Are Forbidden

Umoja, the Village Where Men Are Forbidden

Streaming Video - 2010
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In the Samburu district of Kenya, women have only the rights they can seize for themselves. To break free from spousal abuse, forced marriage, genital mutilation, and the spread of HIV/AIDS-and to defend themselves against rape by local British soldiers-a group of abandoned Samburu women founded Umoja, a village off-limits to men. Two decades on, the tiny community is thriving, but in a growing climate of menace as the Samburu men seek any means to destroy Umoja and reestablish the age-old status quo. Filmed on location, this program gives a voice to town matriarch Rebecca Lolosoli and other villagers who communicate their determination to remain free while painting a realistic picture of their uphill battle to establish gender equality in the region-and to simply survive.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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