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Tribal Wives, Series 2 Episode 6 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

Six British women swap their everyday lives for life as tribal wives in some of the most remote communities on earth. Like many women today juggling career, home and family, they feel that something is missing. By spending time in societies where female roles are very different, they hope to find answers that could change their lives.

Anna De Vere from London is going to stay with the Hamar in southern Ethiopia. Anna has a comfortable life in London, living with her partner and running her own business, but deep down she has a feeling that something is lacking. As she immerses herself into life with the tribe, she is confronted with the harsh reality of the plains, where it hasn't rained for months, and where young Hamar women are ritually whipped in a celebrated tradition.

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  • Photo: Beading

    Photo: Beading

    Londoner Anna De Vere learns how to bead with the Hamar people.

  • Photo: Dancing

    Photo: Dancing

    Hamer women dance during the pastoral tradition of the cattle jump.


Paul McGann
De Vere Anna
Jon Alwen
Jon Alwen
Rachel Morgan


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