Cynthia La Grou Releases Documentary "Drawn from Water"



Cynthia La Grou, co-editor of Taking Flight: Reclaiming the Female Half of God’s Image Through Advocacy and Renewal and co-founder of Compathos Foundation, has recently helped release a new documentary about unwanted children in Ethiopia.

Many tribes of southern Ethiopian possess a tradition-rich culture based on ancient beliefs and rituals dating back hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years. Living in almost total isolation in some of the planets’ harshest conditions – a region National Geographic calls the “last frontier” – these indigenous people’s lives are diverse and resilient.

Drawn from Water takes you to Ethiopia’s Omo River Valley revealing the tragic destiny of the mingi children. Mingi, a bad omen or curse which is thought to bring drought to the land, presents an epic life struggle for families of children bearing certain characteristics.

This film tells the story of one courageous tribal member, and a small group of photo-journalists, who were challenged to act on behalf of the mingi children. The 30 minute documentary tells their collective story, embracing a shared vision for a future free from mingi practices.

Find out more about the film and how to take action by visiting


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