Marie Michael Library


Tanzania - Year Sixteen: The Cowshed


42 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. This film was made at the villagers' request. They prepared for it and dressed for the occasion. Their aim was to make public their grievances about a development project, decided upon two years previously, which entailed the creation of a dairy at Mbambara. In telling their story, the villagers give their opinion on the initial choice of the Cowshed project and on the way that the project was subsequently implemented.