Omo Child: The River and the Bush

2015 VTEDDY WINNER: FEATURE

SYNOPSIS

For many generations, Kara people in the Omo Valley (southwest Ethiopia) believed some ‘cursed’ children bring disease, drought and death to the tribe. The curse is called ‘mingi.” Mingi children are killed. One young educated Kara man, Lale Labuko, decided he would challenge this horrific tradition. This is his story. Omo Child is the result of 5 years of filming. It follows Lale and the Kara’s journeys as they attempt to change an ancient practice.

SCREENING INFORMATION
Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Marquis Theater
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FILM INFORMATION

Length: 90 min
Language: Other
Country: USA / Ethiopia

CREDITS

Director: John Rowe
Producer: Tyler Rowe

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