In this documentary from The Guardian, we find out how climate change is destroying Ethiopia’s crops and how it’s causing severe droughts.
In the past, some local Ethiopians living in small village of South Omo looked to a man called Doyte, also known as the Lord Of The Rain. He would look at patterns in the skies, perform animals sacrifices and rituals to predict when rain was going to fall and ask his god for it to come at certain times. Before, Doyte’s word was gospel and his predictions were always right. But after years of drought, Doyte’s predictions keep falling flat.
Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. On top of that, it’s also one of the greenest economies in the world as well. That’s because the government here know better than most what the devastating consequences of climate change can be. This documentary looks at how global warming is affecting the whole country, from top to bottom. From small villages, where people like Doyte blame themselves for the droughts, to the actions from the government, everyone is Ethiopia is feeling the heat.
The Guardian|The Lord Of The Rain|Documentary
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