HOME- MOUNT ELGON OGIEK
03 Jun 2013
The Ogiek people live on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Kenya. This documentary shows the Ogiek’s relationship to their homeland and to the world. An indigenous people without official minority status in Kenya, the Ogiek have gone through evictions from their native land for decades. Time after another they have returned to their land to continue living in the forest. The documentary is the Ogiek’s story, in their own words, of their hopes before the 2013 Kenyan elections. It was filmed in Chepkitale, Mt. Elgon in 2012 during a mapping workshop. Through developing a map of their land, the Ogiek not only strengthen their cultural identity, but can show that the land said to belong to someone else, is rightfully theirs.