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Podoconiosis

April 10th, 2010 by · 3 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

In a land where water can be scarce or remote and is always heavy to carry, hygiene is not always the first consideration. In a land where the body is pushed to exhaustion simply to put food on the table, shoes aren’t necessarily in the budget. Education can be a luxury and even then teachers might not be available. This is a film about taking nothing for granted.

This is the first of two videos I was tasked with making and the imagery contains pictures of terribly disfigured feet due to an ailment called podoconiosis. If you do not like medical imagery, consider this before watching the video or viewing the gallery. The video was made to support the work of Gimbie Adventist Hospital in Ethiopia and I would especially like to thank Monica Barlow, who among many other things, is the compassionate narrator.

3 Comments

  • October 8th, 2010 by Elephantiasis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia « WorldWright's …

    [...] Podoconiosis blog with video from Gimbie, Ethiopia [...]

  • May 22nd, 2010 by Becca

    WoW, it’s hard to believe what these people endure. I am so heartened to know there is a ‘cure’ for it, and only $12 a person. Thanks for bringing attention to this cause.

  • April 28th, 2010 by Darlene Nastansky

    I am truly amazed and inspired by Jay’s representation of the issues in Ethiopia. Lovely work!

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