- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: March 13, 1999
Join a fascinating journey into the heart of Africa in search of a sacred Masai artifact.
Deep in Africa, the Masai people still live according to the traditions that have governed their people for eons. In the face of new technology, the encroachment of civilization and many other destabilizing forces, their adherence to ancient traditions is a remarkable example of resilience and determination.
SECRETS OF AN ANCIENT CULTURE is an intimate portrait at the Masai today. In search of a sacred Masai artifact, antiques dealer Gillies Turle journeys on foot through Tanzania and Kenya, visiting the Ngorongoro Crater and the Valley of the Laibons. In these exotic surroundings, she bridges the gap between the culture of the Masai and the Western World, bringing a deep appreciation and respect for their ways to her search for this invaluable artifact.
On this quest, a world that is likely to disappear forever unfolds, revealing its secrets, rhythms and wonders.