Karo-Lina | She puts up a fight | Omo Valley, Ethiopia Karo Girl Digital Collage
‼️25% proceeds benefit ‼️ @omochildethiopia @omochild
24x24” photography digital collage print | $225 (US) includes shipping. ➕ a big thanks to some of the photographers who have given me rights to use their photos. They do amazing work 📷 @toriebohn ✖️Have y’all seen the Omo Child documentary on Netflix? Directed by @johnrowephoto - Here’s a brief summary of the documentary and comes highly recommended: In Ethiopia's Omo valley, children are being killed horrifically under an ancient tradition known as 'mingi'. Teeth growing in a certain order can bring a child a death sentence. One young tribesman strives for change through education and adopting the cursed children. But challenging tribal superstition isn't easy and as he battles to save lives, things are not all that they seem. This clever film will stay with you long after you watch it. Under Kara tradition, any child born with the feared mingi curse must be sacrificed. "Every mingi child must be killed. We do this for the protection of our people" explains Dore Akir, leader of the Kara. A baby is Mingi if it is born out of wedlock, without the blessing of the elders, or it its teeth emerge in a specific order, and any child with the curse is sacrificed shortly after birth, or often left to die in the forest. This practice of killing mingi children is ingrained in the Kara culture, and has taken place for generations. But now Lale Labuko, one of the first of the tribe to receive a formal education, has returned to the village to end the practice and save the 'cursed' children.
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Price includes shipping and handling. Every 10 prints sold, a lump sum donation payment will be made notifiying the photographer and Omo Child organization. http://omochildmovie.com/