This is the Horn of Africa, a region of the world that is periodically shocked by terrible droughts. Each year, in the dry Oromia lowlands (South of Ethiopia), when the drought is coming, the Borana herders, after days and days of walking, gather with their livestock around their secular astonishing “singing” wells. With its strong photography and epic narration, the film follows their life during a whole dry season, showing a unique traditional water management system that allows managing the little available water as the property and right of everyone, without any money being exchanged.
Riccardo Russo, born in 1974, is an Italian filmmaker working in the field of social documentary production. He has a PhD in Human Geography and a specialization in Audiovisuals for Human Rights.
Paolo Barberi, born 1968, studied in the Visual Anthropology Laboratory “”Diego Carpitella”” – Sapienza University of Rome. His research fields are urban studies and visual and media anthropology.