In Fokwele, Liberia, conflicts often arise as a result of differing lifestyles. Cattle have divided the people into two classes: the rich cattle owners who can sell their stock for profit, and the poorer rice farmers whose crops are often ruined by the cattle. In this film, such an incident is followed through the proceeding of justice in the community with the “hot-knife ordeal” becoming the test of guilt or innocence. Produced by James Gibbs and Marvin Silverman.
32 minutes • Color