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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.

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Release: Feb 25, 2015

IMDb: 10.0

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Omo Child: The River and the Bush full movie review - Riveting documentary

This is a riveting movie which demonstrates how one man's passion and commitment can create great change in a community. I saw this movie at the Cleveland International Film Festival and was blown away.

This documentary introduces us to an ancient ritual practice in an African tribe in which children suffering from a curse called "mingi" are killed to ensure the village does not suffer an adverse fate. Lale Labuko is a young tribesman whose father takes the extraordinary step of sending his son out of the village to get educated, contrary to the wishes of the tribal elders. Upon graduation, Lale pursues the ambitious goal of eliminating these ritualistic killings from his own and neighboring villages. This film documents his efforts, including its trials and tribulations, and is a compelling and incredibly thought-provoking account of the steps he and others have taken to save and create a future for these condemned children. I highly recommend this film to anyone interested in learning about other cultures or how they can effect change in their community.

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