Screening & Discussion: From Here to Timbuktu – Turkana Episode, Mar. 5 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Originally posted on Nairobi Now :: arts, culture and events:

Pawa Forum
The third edition of Pawa 254 film forum will feature the critically acclaimed From Here to Timbuktu Turkana episode.

Date: Wednesday March 5, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Entry: RSVP here

SYNOPSIS
Kenyans are excited by the discovery of oil in Turkana, the cradle of mankind, because of oil’s potential to accelerate economic growth in the country. But not everyone is as enthusiastic about the oil discovery. The biggest, unresolved issue in the country of Turkana is water, which has led to some of the world’s first climate wars.

Ekal a Turkana warrior living in Todonyang, on the border of the Kenya and Ethiopia, carries a gun wherever he goes, as his community is constantly fighting over water and grazing lands with the Daasnach tribe from Ethiopia. Access to clean water is also a pressing concern for residents living near the oil sites in Nakuklas.
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