Marie Michael Library

Title

Umoja: No Men Allowed

Length

32 min.

File No

327

Format

DVD

Description

In the 1990s, several hundred women of the Samburu tribe in Northern Kenya accused British soldiers from a nearby military base of rape.  In keeping with traditional Samburu customs, the women were cast out by their husbands for bringing shame to their families.  Rebecca Lolosoli, a women's rights advocate, helps establish Umoja, a women-only village. This video tells the story of these women as they unite and launch a successful business, inciting the men's jealousy and setting off an unusual and hilarious gender war.

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