Lorang’s Way (Digitally Remastered Version)

Produced by: Judith MacDougall, Judith MacDougall

70 min. Color. 1980.

Captioned: Yes

Catalog #: 0021

Price: $295.00

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Product Description

This, the first film in renowned ethnographic filmmakers David and Judith MacDougall’s classic Turkana Conversations Trilogy, is a multifaceted portrait of Lorang, the head of the homestead and one of the important senior men of the Turkana. Because they are relatively isolated and self-sufficient, most Turkana (including Lorang’s son) see their way of life continuing unchanged into the future. But Lorang thinks otherwise, for he has seen something of the outside world.

“Lorang’s Way” is a study of a man who has come to see his society as vulnerable and whose traditional role in it has been shaped by that realization. The film explores Lorang’s personality and ideas through his conversations with the filmmakers, the testimony of his friends and relatives, and observation of his behavior with his wives, his children, and men of his own age and status.

In Turkana, with English subtitles.

Note: Our DVD copies are now made directly from a newly restored and scene-by-scene color-corrected digital master painstakingly created by the filmmakers from their original 16mm film footage. Customers who previously purchased DVD copies should contact us for special discounted upgrade pricing on new copies.