Kanda Bode (Don't Get Whipped)
Creative Activism • 25m
This documentary focuses on the Hamar Tribe, a semi nomadic and rural people who live along the Omo River in Southwestern Ethiopia. Preserving the traditions of their ancestors is essential to defining Hamar life. One of the most venerated of the Hamar’s ancient traditions involves the transition of the Hamar male into an adult. Today, however there is a new awareness that aspects of this tradition are harmful to the health and well being of many who participate. The Hamar people are beginning to consider how their tradition can evolve.
Director: Cheryl Halpern
2020 | 25 min | Ethiopia
Languages: Amharic, Hammar
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