Masai: The Rain Warriors (2004)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Release Date - Oct 20, 2006 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

When a drought causes the East African landscape to run dry, threatening both the life and livelihood of everyone who dwells in the remote village of the Masai, the tribe elects their most skilled warrior to venture into the wilderness and claim the god of vengeance -- a fearsome lion known as Vitchua -- in director Pascal Plisson's colorful coming-of-age tale. A warrior has been chosen to battle Vitchua in hopes that a defeat over the creature will bring an end to the stark dry spell. A problem arises, however, when Vitchua actually claims the life of the highly respected hunter. Now, as the harsh drought continues, the fate of the tribe will rest on the shoulders of an inexperienced group of warriors who must test their skills against nature in the ultimate trial by fire. These are the leaders of tomorrow, yet few of them have ever even so much as held a spear. If they succeed in their mission, the tribe will flourish for generations to come; if they fail, it will not only mean the end of their own lives, but the demise of their entire civilization as well.



coming-of-age, drought, village