Shooting with Mursi

This unique film tells the story of one of Africa's most isolated tribes – the Mursi – through the eyes of one its members Olisarali Olibui, who carries a Kalashnikov in one hand and a camera in the other.

Directors

Ben Young

Country

Ethiopia / UK

Year

2010

Running Time

55 mins

Watch the Film

shootingwithmursi.com

   

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Shooting with MursiThis unique film tells the story of one of Africa's most isolated tribes – the Mursi – through the eyes of one its members Olisarali Olibui, who carries a Kalashnikov in one hand and a camera in the other. A pastoralist tribe, living in an area of Ethiopia the size of Massachusetts, the Mursi are surrounded by potential threats 14 other tribes, national park proposals and the arrival of a new road bringing tourists. The film provides a compelling and at times disturbing insight into everyday life of a people whose culture, in the words of Olisarali, faces extinction.

Screening: March 06, 2011 at Landmark Embarcardero. SF Premiere.