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Butterfly People: The Samburu of Northern Kenya

The Samburu are pastoralists whose lifestyle is undergoing change. This film presents a comparison between the old ways and new ideas, exploring circumcision and marriage rituals, astronomy, spiritual beliefs and the film director's own relationship with that community. Directed by Rhodia Mann. 2006. 42 min.

Cameroon: Little Mothers of the Bush (Growing Up Young series).

The story of two little girls who belong to the Falli tribe of Northern Cameroon. The children of this tribe are physically advanced beyond what is normal for their age in other cultures. It is the obligation of the little girls to care for the infants of the family and to help in the fields and with the cooking. Dist.: Films Media Group. 991. 26 min.

Cell Wars(Secret of Life; 5)

Describes the study on the molecular level of parasites and microbes that challenge the human immune system, and the possiblity of eventually preventing diseases like multiple sclerosis and AIDS. c1993. 60 min.

Challenges of the Millenium

In September 2000 World leaders adopted the UN Millennium Declaration that set out development goals to reduce poverty and hunger; establish universal primary education; promote gender equality; reduce child and maternal mortality, fight disease and promote environmental sustainability. This documentary highlights the challenges facing Kenya in achieving these goals. c2003. 20 min.

Changing This Country: The Testimony of Four South African Workers.

A narrative of the life and political activism of four workers in Port Elizabeth, a heavily industrialized city on the southern coast of South Africa , in 1987. Subtitles when a speaker uses a language other than English. 1988. 58 min.

Chepokawat

Looks at the destructive impact of cattle rustling on the Pokot women of Masol and their efforts to put an end to the practice. Project of Rural Women Peace Link, National Council of the Churches of Kenya (NCCK). 2004. 22 min.

Chief! La Tete Dans les Nuages(Head in the Clouds)

Chef!: The filmmaker locates the roots of Africa's authoritarian regimes in the patriarchal family, reinforced by traditional kingship and the colonial experience. He made a visit to his ancestral village, Bandjoun, in the Ghomala speaking region of Western Cameroon, where he planned to film dances dedicating a monument to King Kamga Joseph II, the filmmakers' great grand uncle, but the ceremony soon turned into a celebration of one-man rule, in particular Cameroonian President Paul Biya's.

Chiefs and Strongmen. (Struggle for Democracy)

This program done in 1989 looks closely at three African nations where western-style democracy has not taken root; Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. 1989. 57 min.

Chiefs and Strongmen. (Struggle for democracy; 3)

This program done in 1989 looks closely at three African nations where western-style democracy has not taken root; Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. 1989. 57 min.

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