Hello all, I'm a documentary filmmaker and have been presented with a fascinating topic: I was born and raised in Kenya and most of my work is connected with African issues. I have been put in touch with a young man of the El Molo tribe, that has lived in the desert region of northern Kenya for untold centuries. Unlike the surrounding Turkana and Samburu tribes, the El Molo are not nomadic keepers of livestock. They are fishermen, relying on Lake Turkana for their survival. Now, the Ethiopian government, financed by the Chinese, is in the process of building a number of huge dams across the rivers that feed Lake Turkana so that Ethiopians can receive electricity. Northern Kenya does not benefit in any way from this development and within a few years, the lake will dry up, depriving the El Molo as well as the Turkana and other smaller tribes of their means of survival. I have been asked to make a film documenting this event. Personally, I am not sure that the tribes can be saved - the powers moving are too great - so I am not including a "call to action" - but am thinking more of a poetic expose that includes the political, environmental and personal issues without hitting audiences over the head. What will I achieve? I will not save the tribes. Can I raise the moral question of whether such tiny minorities should be considered in the greater picture? Of course, my personal opinion is that they should be considered. My El Molo friend says that he does not want to be "an artefact in a museum, or 'dead data'". What do you think?