Above is the twenty-minute video of our trip to the Lower Omo River Valley, Ethiopia in November 2016. It features the markets at Key Afar and Dimeka, and also visits to the villages of the Dorze, Ari, Mursi, Karo, Hamar and Daasanach people. It was taken on a Samsung mobile phone, with some stills taken on a Canon, and edited using Movie Maker. I hope you enjoy the movie.
Now, here’s a challenge and a bit of a long shot. The video above is available on YouTube – just click on the arrow, and then click on the Watch on youtube link. In the light of what I wrote in this post about photographing the locals, I’d like to see how long it may take, if at all, for someone who is shown in the video from the villages or markets to make a Comment on the YouTube channel to say something like “That’s me! at 3 mins” or similar and perhaps say what they think about being photographed by tourists. I don’t know how this may work out. Maybe by someone forwarding the link, etc, or something similar. Maybe it won’t happen. It may be almost impossible due to restrictions on Internet access in Ethiopia at the present time. My videos don’t exactly have masses of viewers, and my network is not very large, so I don’t expect this to happen. But who knows?