The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

VSO film night - Omo Child : The River and the Bush

a film by John Rowe

Tuesday 26th February 2019

18:30 - 21:30 at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT.
Tickets £20

This first ever VSO film night will screen the award-winning Ethiopian documentary Omo Child.

Omo Child: The River and the Bush

Lale Labuko, born and raised in the Kara tribe in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia, learns about the custom of 'mingi' - the killing of children who are deemed cursed. Lale strives to save these children’s lives, initially by adopting them but ultimately trying to convince the Kara elders to end this tradition forever. Filmed over a five year period, this documentary paints stunning portraits of Ethiopian landscapes as it follows Lale’s journey where he confronts his own death, negotiates deeply rooted superstition, and navigates the difficult position of leading a cultural movement.

2015, 89 min, Kara, Amharic and English language, with English subtitles.

More details can be found on the VSO website

This is a fundraising event and all profits will go towards supporting VSO programmes. Tickets for the film can be booked through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite Tickets - Omo Child - Documentary film by John Rowe - VSO fundraiser

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