SHEPHERDS OF THE EARTH – Stories from the Cradle of Humankind


The region surrounding lake Turkana, on the Kenya-Ethiopia border, is considered the “Cradle of Humankind”. Million-year-old primate fossils were discovered there. But who are the locals living there now, and what is their relationship with nature? Iiris Härmä, together with researchers from the University of Helsinki, studied the Daasanach people’s relationship with their natural environment through the telling of traditional animal stories. 



Iiris Härmä (b. 1970 Finland) has been involved in the film industry since 1999 and is one of the founding members of Guerilla Films Ltd. She has produced and directed several award-winning short and feature-length documentaries that have gained international reputation in various film festivals around the world.

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