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A Nyangatom initiation ceremony
The explorer Bruce Parry receives permission from Nyangatom elders to become an honorary Ibex warrior. He is given a Nyangatom name and takes part in an initiation ceremony in which he and the elders drink and spit blood together. A date is then set for the second initiation ceremony. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Tribe website: bbc.co.uk/tribe/index.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
Useful in the context of a unit on cultural understanding and diversity or a study of people and their environment. Ask your learners to produce a first-hand account describing what it is like to take part in an Ibex initiation. Contains some strong content.
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