Disappearing Old World

Martin Jurza
Jul 27, 2012

Disappearing Old World is a documentary about an expedition to one of the most dangerous African rivers – the River Omo. Rafting down the river, the members of the expeditions were passing tribal territories of the Body, Bata, Bume, and others. Some members already visited Ethiopia for the third time; therefore, they could compare the changes in the life of the tribes, who had led a primitive way of life just a few decades ago. In addition, the documentary shows the part of Ethiopia that will disappear under the surface of a new dam lake in a couple of years.

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