OMO CHILD: THE RIVER AND THE BUSH

Reading Town Square Cinemas

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Introduction: 4:00pm and 7:00pm

On Screen: 4:30pm and 7:30pm

Discussion follows each screening

READING TOWN SQUARE CINEMAS, CLAIREMONT

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. Running Time: 89 Minutes. Not Rated.

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