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film review 3 - Emily Cole ANTH 2100 The Nuer Film Review 3...

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Emily Cole ANTH 2100 The Nuer Film Review 3 The Nuer follows tribe of the same name living in Africa. Herding, patrilineal descent, limited migration, art and music exemplify some of the tribal characteristics. Herding cattle surrounds the life of the Nuer. One Nuer man says the ownership of cows has existed since God gave the animals to the tribe. Oxen are sacrificed to gods, and are a means by which the Nuer feel close to god. The cattle also coincide with the patriarchal aspect of the tribe. Cows are used as a dowry, and as a system for linking families. The Nuer learn the lineage of cattle, and by this they know the history of families and cattle relationships. The gar initiation process is a major rite of passage for male members of the Nuer. When a boy receives the gar marks, he is given a cow by his father. Extended family is exemplified in the film. Before the gar marks are given, one of the young boys goes to his aunt to start the ritual process. I thought it interesting that boys will ask to go through the
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