Real America With Jorge Ramos
PEOPLE & CULTURE
ochre & water
This film follows the extraordinary journey of the nomadic Himba people, living in the pristine valley of the Kunene River, Namibia, and the abrupt threat to their pastoral lifestyle.
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Earthwatch Award 2001 – Annual Earthwatch Institute Film Awards for Documentaries in association with The National Geographic Society
Evironment / Conservation Award – Japan Wildlife Festival 2001 – Tokyo, Japan
Best Documentary – Apollo Film Festival 2001 – Victoria West, SA
Craft Awards: direction, script, original music, camera work, audio postproduction – NTVA- Stone Awards 2001 – Western Cape, SA
Best Film – Mountainfilm in Telluride 2002 – Colorado, USA
Special Jury Award – Banff TV Festival 2002 – Banff, Canada
Episode InformationIn 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.