Friday, January 21, 2011

Human Planet: Fishing frenzy

On one day of the year the Dogon people of Mali choose their best warriors from each tribe to fish in the sacred water of Lake Antogo. It’s every fisherman for himself as the lake is emptied of fish in minutes. The ritual capture of a fish brings a hopeful blessing of abundance to a people who live life in a desert furnace. Can this burgeoning crowd of people battling for limited resources in a hostile environment be a glimpse into our future?


Series Producer
Dale Templar
John Hurt
Tuppence Stone


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