APMacro P5-6: IES Hunger Barrier to Economic Development

Filmmaker Sorious Samura discovers that the daily reality for more than 40 million Africans is a diet ranging from nothing to a handful of weeds.  Sorious moved into a remote village in Ethiopia to survive on the same meager diet as the villagers. There is food aid, but it runs out. Now the family and Sorious must survive on a local weed called wild cabbage. A grown man would need to eat a room full of wild cabbage to satisfy a day’s nutritional requirement, but the plant, even though it makes the villagers sick, fills stomachs and at least gives some sense of food.




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