‘Omo Child: The River and the Bush’ is a Documentary Feature which tells the amazing true story of a young man’s journey to end the ancient practice known as Mingi in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia. For many generations people in the Omo Valley (tribal southwest Ethiopia) believed some children are cursed and that these 'cursed' children bring disease, drought and death to the tribe. The curse is called 'mingi' and mingi children are killed.
Lale Labuko, a young educated man from the Kara tribe was 15 years old when he saw a child in his village killed and also learned that he had 2 older sisters he never knew who had been killed. He decided one day he would stop this horrific practice. Filmed over a five year period we follow Lale's journey along with the people of his tribe as they attempt to change an ancient practice. At the end of the film you will know If their attempt was susccesfully…
Directors: Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, Year: 2015
Running time: 100 min. Language: English & Kara, Subtitles: English. Tickets WUR-card holders: € 2,50.
Accolade Competition 2015
- Award of Excellence Documentary Arizona International Film Festival 2015
- Special Jury Award Bend Film Festival 2015
- Audience Award Best Film Charleston International Film Festival 2015
- Audience Award Best Documentary
- Best Documentary Jury Award Indie Fest USA International Film Festival 2015
- Award of Excellence Special Mention New Hope Film Festival 2015
- Best Documentary