The Bodis: (Very) Big is Beautiful
Every June, in the remote area of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia, the Bodi tribe celebrates their new year, the « Kael ». For 6 months, certain men from the tribe will ingest only fresh milk and blood from the cows in the hopes of being the biggest man. They will not be allowed to have sex or to go out of their little hut. Everybody will take care of them, the girls bringing milk every morning in pots or bamboos. When the Kael comes around, the fattest man wins great fame. This area does not welcome tourists and has kept his traditions despite the force of globalization.