Over the Bull's BacksCulture|2012|25:35|M CSV
The Hamer people number no more than 15,000 people. They live in the Omo River Valley at the border between Ethiopia and Sudan. Women and men spend hours by the river, covering their bodies with sophisticated patterns of sand and clay. In order to become a man, a Hamer boy is supposed to pass three trials: to dare to raise his hand against a woman and whip her, to be able to fence off a cow herd and to run over bulls' backs. The youngster who misses a step will never be able to become a man and give birth to a new Hamer generation. WARNING: Contains images of animal slaughter.