A Stone-Age Kalashnikov – Part 2: Winning the Donga

Beyond the Passage of Time
S1:Ep926 mins2009

To protect their livestock, almost every Surma man has a Kalashnikov machine gun of his own – partly a legacy of the civil wars that have ravaged the neighboring areas. In this episode, we’ll see the Donga stick fighting, which is recognized as the bloodiest sport in Africa. It is officially banned by the Ethiopian parliament. But the Surma ignore state authorities. Winning the Donga is what most Surma men desire, for victory yields everyone’s respect and admiration and, most important, the graces of the tribe’s beauty queen.

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