HPA2015  Documentary Award

Yuan Xin(China)

Time: September 1, 2013

Place: Ethiopia

Nationality: Hamer

The Hamer adult ceremony contains three parts: the test, jumping over the cattle and the celebration. In the first part, the lads are required to whip the girls in love with them in order to test their endurance and loyalty; then the lads must get the cattle in lines and jump over them to prove that they are grown up enough to start families; finally the clan holds a barbecue and celebrates.

 

 

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