Ochre & Water
1 x 60'
In the pristine valley of the Kunene River, Namibia, the nomadic Himba people face an abrupt threat to their pastoral lifestyle: the Namibian Government wish to create an energy superhighway by building a dam and flooding the Himba’s homeland. In response, the Himba people mount a spectacular resistance campaign, which lasts seven years.
The film traces a journey into the memory and landscape of the nomadic Himba people. Guided by their oral history and rich ancestral tradition they resist the development of the dam scheme. Confronted with the completeness of their existence, the film poses questions about first world development and our own fragmented modern world.