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A Nyangatom initiation ceremony
The explorer Bruce Parry completes his Nyangatom initiation and becomes an honorary Ibex warrior. As part of the ceremony, initiates must spear a cow to demonstrate they can provide for other members of the tribe. The village elders use the ceremony as an opportunity to remind the Ibex of their duties as Nyangatom warriors. 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 consider the relative advantages and disadvantages of life as a member of the Nyangatom people.
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