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This is a story about us – Homo sapiens. Where do we come from and where are we headed?
Our film takes place in Turkana, Kenya, a unique place known as the Cradle of Humankind, famous for discoveries of prehistoric human origins. The area nowadays is inhabited by the indigenous pastoral tribe called Daasanach. A Spanish ethnoecologist, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, arrives in Turkana to study the relationship between humans and nature. Alvaro, impressed by traditional fables and animal stories of the tribe, begins to collect them for the first ever Daasanach language storybook. So starts a fascinating story from the Cradle of Humankind, a story about the nomadic people’s survival struggle, poaching, nature reserve rangers, tribal wars over scarce resources, and prehistoric fossils. When the indigenous and global worlds collide, the values of wildlife and nature are revealed for both.


Length: 75 mins.

Country: Finland

Language: English

Director: Iiris Härmä

Producer(s): Visa Koiso-Kanttila

Distributor: The Finnish Film Foundation