Disappearing World: The Maasai Women’s Plight

Published on October 5, 2020 by

The Maasai are a tribe living along the Rift Valley near the Kenya-Tanzania border. Their concept of wealth is based on the amount of cattle, women and children a man possess. Women own nothing and have to attach themselves to a man for survival.

The documentary series “Disappearing World” was originally broadcasted between 1970-1975.
As an anthropological landmark of its time, the series tells the story of traditional communities endangered by the modern world’s progressions.
The series stands as a historical document of daily life in remote and threatened societies, such as the Cuiva, Embera and Panare Indians of Colombia, the nomadic Tuareg of the Sahara, the Kurdish Dervishes, and the Meo of China.

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