Omo: A Journey to the Primaeval Age (2002)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Travel, Anthropology, Social History, World History  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - Slovakia   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Though some anthropologists and students of ancient history believe that mankind first took root in the fertile crescent of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, still others concur that the earliest homo sapiens emerged in Ethiopia, around the area that contains the Omo River. Such is the thesis of this documentary program by Pavol Barabas. Believing that the current tribes inhabiting the Omo region might be able to provide key insights into mankind's most primeval history, Barabas and five others undertook a wild and adventuresome journey into that region; boarding a raft, they hit the waters of the Omo and braved all sorts of dangers, including tumultuous rapids and the presence of crocodiles and hippopotami, in order to meet the Omo tribes. The documentary Omo: A Journey to the Primaeval Age chronicles that amazing journey.

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Africa, bones, Ethiopia, exploration, human-origins, primitive, rafting, river, tribe