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Strecker, Kaira

Overview
Works: 9 works in 32 publications in 3 languages and 593 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Director, Narrator, Producer, Film editor, Restager , Scientific advisor, Recording engineer, Photographer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by Kaira Strecker
Sweet Sorghum by Ivo A Strecker( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sweet Sorghum we are introduced to the filmmaker's daughter, Rosie, (now in her early twenties) as she reflects on her childhood spent among the Hamar herdsmen, an isolated people of southwestern Ethiopia. The film reveals the intimacy of shared family life and childhood relationships between the Hamar, Rosie and her brother
Duka's dilemma : a visit to Hamar, Southern Ethiopia( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Duka is a married woman and mother of five young children, living in Hamar, Southern Ethiopia. She welcomes her friend Kaira, daughter of anthropologist Jean Lydall, by encouraging her to make a film about herself and her family. Ever since her husband married a beautiful, young second wife, Duka has been in a state of emotional turmoil. Among the Hamar, who live with herds of cattle and goats, and cultivate small fields of sorghum in remote, bush-covered country, men are allowed to marry more than one wife, but only a few men ever do so. Duka wonders why her husband married again; did he find her too old, or was he turned off because of her chronic malaria? Also, she doesn't know what to make of Boro, the new wife, who is silent and never expresses her feelings except in rage? And on top of this, Duka's mother-in-law is angry with her son for marrying a second wife behind her back. Duka is optimistic, however, that things will improve once her co-wife gives birth. Sagonda, the mother-in-law, talks about her indispensable role whenever a daughter-in-law gives birth, and then a scene unfolds in which Boro, Duka's co-wife, goes into labour and, with the help of Duka, the mother-in-law and two other women, gives birth to a son. Marcelo Fiorini describes this scene as "some of the most stunningly powerful footage ever shot in ethnographic film." Nine months later, Duka, having given birth to yet another son, explains how well she and her co-wife are getting on with each other, but how their mother-in-law, Sagonda, is creating problems. At the naming ceremony for Duka's child a heated dispute erupts between the mother-in-law and her son, Sago. Sagonda, who suffers feelings of exclusion in her son's ménage, demands a new house, while her son complains about her drinking habits. The elders who are present resolve the dispute by recommending that Sago build a new house for his mother. The construction of a roof for this house by local men and boys both parallels and complements the birthing scene in the first part of the film. The film ends with Duka speaking to Kaira, saying, "Tell Tammo's dad he should see me in the film. May his friends and yours know it; hearing and seeing, may they like it. That's my request for the film.""-- Film Festival of the 16th Congress of IUAES at China Folklore network
Duka's Dilemma by Jean Lydall( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duka is a married woman and mother of five young children, living in Hamar, Southern Ethiopia. Ever since her husband married a beautiful, young, second wife, Duka has been in a state of emotional turmoil. Personal and intimate, this film follows the drama of this family in crisis, including the birth of the new wife's child
Sweet sorghum : an ethnographer's daughter remembers life in Hamar, Southern Ethiopia : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intimacy of shared family life and childhood relationships between the Hamar people of Ethiopia and an anthropologist's children is revealed as we also learn about the important role sorghum plays in the Hamar diet
Mathematik zum Anfassen( )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Duka's dilemma a visit to Hamar, Southern Ethiopia = Duka's Dilemma : ein Besuch in Hamar, Süd-Äthiopien( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Pour Duka, jeune femme Hamar du Sud de l'Ethiopie et héroïne des deux précédents film de Jean Lydall, rien ne va plus depuis que son mari Sago a pris une seconde épouse, la jeune et belle Boro. Elle s'interroge: est-elle trop vieille? Est-ce à cause de sa malaria chronique? En outre, Duka ne sait quelle place accorder à la nouvelle venue, d'un naturel taciturne. Et pour ne rien arranger, sa belle-mère ne cesse d'envenimer les rapports déjà difficles entre les uns et les autres. Grâce aux relations privilégiées que l'anthropologue Jean Lydall et sa fille Kaira - que Duka considère comme une soeur - entretiennent depuis plus de vingt ans avec cette famille, elles parviennent à filmer au plus près cette période critique que chacun des protagonistes commente au fil des événements: l'accouchement de Boro, celui de Duka, neuf mois plus tard, et une violente dispute entre Sago et sa mère. Au terme de cette crise, les relations entre les deux co-épouses semblent trouver leur équilibre, entre hiérarchie et solidarité." (Société Française d'Anthropologie Visuelle)
Sweet sorghum( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Duka's dilemma a visit to Hamar, Southern Ethiopia( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Duka is a married woman and mother of five young children, living in Hamar, Southern Ethiopia. Ever since her husband married a beautiful, young, second wife, Duka has been in a state of emotional turmoil ... Personal and intimate, the film follows this family in crisis ..."--Documentary Educational Resources' website
 
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