The Global Lead News SEPT | OCT 2016 - Page 30

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OMO CHILD: THE RIVER AND THE BUSH

MOVIE DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY JOHN ROWE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY- TYLER ROWE

EDITOR- MATT SKOW

John Rowe has spent many years traveling the world photographing some of its most intriguing people and cultures. This includes Southeast Asia, India, Mongolia, China, Japan and Africa. His love for people and their cultures led him to Southwest Ethiopia and the tribes of the Omo Valley in 2004. He has since made many trips to The Omo, photographing and documenting the life and struggles of the tribal people in the Omo Valley – often with Lale Labuko as his guide.

Over time, Lale shared with John the hidden secret of Mingi and asked for his help in raising money to care for the rescued children he and his wife had taken in at their home in Jinka. Together, John and Lale formed OMO CHILD to care for rescued Mingi children. John donates his time and a portion of the profits from his photography to support the work of OMO CHILD. www.johnrowephoto.com

UPDATE AS OF SEPT 1, 2016: There are now 46 children living at OMO Child home. The home now has 11 nannies -“mamas”- 8 of which are on duty at all times. Lale will hopefully be coming to the US in 2017. Please contact OMO Child and if you would like to schedule a talk by Lale and/or fundraiser in your town!