Announcing

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Lale Labuko – co-founder of Omo Child and main character in Drawn from Water – featured on NBC News. Lale has rescued children from the untimely fate of the cultural practice known as mingi and in the process has brought … Continue reading

9 December 2013

2013 Film Festival Awards

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Winner Award of Merit Short Documentary – The Accolade Competition, Best Short Documentary – Utopia Film Festival,Washington, D.C., Official Selection Chain Film Festival, NYC, Official Selection – Underexposed Film Festival

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Survival International and International Rivers report on threats to biodiversity and indigenous  livelihood. A massive hydroelectric dam and associated land grabs for plantations threaten the tribes of the Lower Omo River. The tribes have lived in this area for centuries … Continue reading

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Lale Labuko becomes an emerging National Geo Explorer. “As a result of his impassioned advocacy efforts with the tribal elders, Labuko’s greatest accomplishment came in July 2012 when his own tribe, the Kara, officially banned mingi. “We completely changed the … Continue reading

Excitng News! Kara tribal elders have officially abandoned the practice of “mingi.” Although incredible progress has been made, there is still a lot of work to do. Mingi is still being practiced by the Hamer Tribe in the Omo River … Continue reading

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Oldest Human Fossils Identified, by Hillary Mayell talks about archeological findings in the Omo River Valley and the use of new dating techniques which establish the oldest fossils of modern humans -pointing to the Omo River region as a place … Continue reading

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CNN article By Matthew D. LaPlante -Is the tide turning against the killing of ‘cursed’ infants in Ethiopia? Some interventions for children have been made but does the fear that fuels the killing of still exist?

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Drawn from Water musical score by award-winning Hollywood composer Eric Hester with lyrics and performance by Lale Labuko – receives Honorable Mention in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) with over 15,000 entries from 115 countries.  Drawn from Water musical score … Continue reading

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Drawn from Water musical score by award-winning Hollywood composer Eric Hester with lyrics and performance by Lale Labuko – was the finalist in the “World” category of John Lennon Songwriting Contest. The song not only received the honor of winning … Continue reading

20 December 2010

Spread the Word

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Please help us spread the word… Please take a moment to use the social icons on the site to carry this story to the masses.  Use FB and and other tools to share DFW with your friends, family and social … Continue reading