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A quintessential aspect of African peoples lives is the community more specifically how the individual relates to his or her community When we think of the community we think of the people within that community and for a community to thrive there has to be an understanding of how each individual should be treated and should treat others within said community In Adama Drabos 1997 movie Taafe Fanga he describes a community of Dogon people and the tension they face as a result of the female members of the community not feeling as if they are being treated fairly and respected by the men These Dogon women spend much of their lives either laboring for the betterment of the community or for the betterment of the lives of their men although at times both labors can be considered equivalent Their worth is judged by how well they contribute to the community and when not deemed satisfactory enough they are essentially replaced The rights privileges and respect give to these women is tied to their duties towards their community On the other hand a community can instead be considered in terms of strong individuals who have built up their strength for the sake of being strong and not for the sake of being strong for the community as is what is advocated in 1222 Manden peoples The Hunters Oath On the one hand Drabos movie puts a lot of emphasis on the rights of the community over the individual but on the other the resolve he seems to hope to attain at the end of the film seems to lean more towards a balance between communal and individual rights In keeping with the Mande Hunters ideal of individualistic rights though one has to question whether Drabo really achieved an understanding of this balance of rights in his Dogon community or whether there really is no resolve and instead just a perpetuation of the negative view towards
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