Ochre & Water
1 x 60'
The film follows the extraordinary journey of the nomadic Himba people. Living in the pristine valley of the Kunene River, Namibia, the people face an abrupt threat to their pastoral lifestyle: the Namibian Government wish to build a dam and flood the land.
The Himba people mount a spectacular resistance campaign, which lasts seven years. Guided by their oral history and rich ancestral tradition they resist the development of a dam scheme that will destroy their world forever. Confronted with the completeness of their existence, the film poses questions about first world development and our own fragmented modern world.
Craig Mathews, Joelle Chesselet
Doxa in association with ETV and Off the Fence