The time we lived with an indigenous tribe in Kenya called The Watha. After 3 weeks of living in the bush life took an entirely new shape and to this day I’m eternally grateful for clean cold tap water.
I received a call a few weeks before Christmas from a guy who needed a brave camera operator willing to embrace African bush life and the very real possibility of disease, animal death and being held at Kenyan Customs. All of which are equally serious.
I pulled into a lay-by to take the call. It was @garethroriston on the phone, explaining that his operator wasn’t well, had dropped out, and that I was recommended. Would I fly to Kenya, live with the tribe and document their lives whilst living on a camp bed without fresh water, a high chance of crocodile or lion attack and generally exposing myself to disease and vulnerability? My answer: When do I fly out?
Gareth was an absolute hauler, didn’t miss a trick and is someone I’m proud to call a friend. @jeffbadiva was our translator and was essential to the trip, and he taught me how to speak the basics of the Watha language plus he’s an incredible representative of his tribe and thus the project was underway. Me: Well I just work a camera and tell stories, but I’ll tell you this: I’ve never spent time appreciating life like I did with these guys and to be honest it changed my whole world.
The secret is it could change yours too.
If you’d like to see the footage, learn what it’s like to be speared by a rhino, hunt a fully grown elephant with nothing more than a bow and arrow or see how to make the worlds most dangerous poison then Like and Share this post because without your support the shrinking cry of the Watha can’t be heard and that was the whole point of this amazing project.
The world is slowly shrinking. Stories are what we will have left.
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