Marie Michael Library


Tanzania - Year Sixteen: Income is the Result


25 min.

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One of a series of three videos were made in 1978 -- sixteen years after Tanzania became an independent country. They are actual footage of the people engaged in building Ujamaa villages and relationships in the country. A team of men is busy making cement rings to be used to make a well. The work is being supervised by two technicians sent by the district authorities and paid by the state. The discussion becomes animated as the group tries to define the concept of equality, judge the organization of work, and analyze their past and future as villagers. After nine years of living together, they reflect on the policy of Ujamaa, the economy of the country, the relation between state and producers, and the meaning of politics.