Namibia: Himba/Yvonne Power

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The Himba are a semi-nomadic tribe of pastoralists who live on the harsh sun-baked plains of northern Namibia. The women are striking, covering their hair and bodies in red ochre. It is a polygamous tribe where men can have up to five wives and marriages are arranged for girls when they are young as 12. Living with them for the next month is 36-year-old Yvonne Power, a single working mother of three. Like so many women, she is ground down by the daily routine of nine-to-five and coping with the demands of a family. But as she struggles with the Himba's deep gender divides and arranged marriages, she begins to make discoveries about herself -- especially when drought threatens to devastate the village.

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