Malairt Salainn Etiòpia (The Ethopian Salt Trade)

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Soillse, Series 3 Episode 4 of 35

Duration: 50 minutes

In Southern Ethiopia, 11-year-old Wario belongs to the Borana, a semi-nomadic tribe renowned for salt trading in the region. It is time for him to prove to himself and to his family that he is a real Borana, and can take on important responsibilities in the community. He will undergo a 200km initiatory journey to learn the difficult labour of salt trade. Accompanied by his father, he will face the many dangers of the desert - heat, thirst, fatigue and threats from enemy tribes. Will he make it across the desert to sell his precious white gold?


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