The Mursi Tribe
The Day Of The DongaStreaming Video - 2013
Much has changed in modern Ethiopia, but at least one thing remains the same: the Mursi are still among the fiercest warriors in Africa. This program, a study of life among the Mursi, features footage of a donga, a punishing yet graceful stick fighting competition through which young men display their bravery, establish their status, and perhaps even attract a young woman to marry. Mursi mysticism and faith healing are also considered, as well as customs such as the use of large ceramic lip disks by women as symbols of beauty and wealth.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2000
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (54 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: Day of the Donga