Kickstarter film, not documentary, seek to highlight the Omo Valley

August 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

Kickstarter Campaign for: “People of the Delta” Film Project from Joey L on Vimeo.

I came across this kickstarter project and thought it was interesting. The director seems to be approaching his film in a way that respects culture, as well as individuals, and attempts to project the empowered, beautiful side of an environmental region in need.

“People of the Delta is a cinematic narrative film collaborating with real people and stories from the tribes of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley.

The script was written with true events in mind, shaped from the collective wisdom of stories handed down from the elders of the Dassanach and Hamar tribes. These two tribes are historically known for competing against one another for the limited amount of fertile land found along the Omo River. This fragile way of life becomes the backbone of our film’s plot.

Conflict over resources extends to every culture and country on the globe today, and is expressed with an entirely unique perspective in the film.

The story is told in two chapters from two unique perspectives. Kulcho- a young boy from the Hamar tribe who becomes a warrior, and Bona- an elder chief of the Daasanach. Although they are from rival tribes, their lives become connected.”

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