Imbalu: Ritual of Manhood of the Gisu of Uganda

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1988 / 69 minutes

Directed by
Richard Hawkins
Anthropologist
Country of production
United States United Kingdom

An insightful documentary, constructed with visual restraint, about the male circumcision ritual among the Gisu of Uganda. The narrative follows one male participant through the ritual and contrasts his hopes and anxieties on this important day of his life with the expectations of the rest of the village and some rude remarks of his circumcisers.

Language and subtitles
Original Version with English Subtitles
Region
East Africa
Country
Uganda
Keywords
Ritual Gender Role and Identity