ABOUT THE PROJECT
Jennifer Redfearn worked with MediaStorm as a documentary producer and editor to create this award-winning short film featuring photography, video, and reporting by Evan Abramson.
For thousands of years, nomadic herdsmen have roamed the harsh, semi-arid lowlands that stretch across 80 percent of Kenya and 60 percent of Ethiopia. Descendants of the oldest tribal societies in the world, they survive on the animals they raise and the crops they grow, their travels determined by the search for water and grazing lands. These herdsmen have long been accustomed to adapting to a changing environment. But in recent years, they’ve faced challenges unlike any in living memory: as temperatures in the region have risen and water supplies have dwindled, the pastoralists have had to range more widely in search of suitable water and land. That search has led to increasing conflict between tribal groups, as pastoral communities fight over scarce resources.
Producer/Editor: Jennifer Redfearn
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
World Press Photo: Nominee, Multimedia Contest, 2011
Anthropographia: Nominee, Multimedia, 2011
Webby: Nominee, Documentary: Individual Episode, 2011
Online Journalism Award: Finalist, Online Video Journalism, 2011