The making of Merkato: pledge for beauty & people’s livelihoods


A great Kickstarter project was brought to my attention by KateBomz. Merkato is a documentary film about one of the largest and oldest open-air markets in Africa – in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

"From the perspective of five personal stories a reflection emerges of a fascinating place that is a true microcosm of the human condition. The culture and way of life for many of Merkato's merchants is under threat by modern development. Merkato is the final portrait of the people who live, work and dream within this rapidly transforming reality." – from the Merkato Kickstarter page

If you're not familiar with Kickstarter, it enables you to pledge to support worthy projects that need some help with funding. The woman behind Merkato, Sosena Solomon, needs our support to finish the film and share it with the world. There are 39 days left to go and Merkato will only be funded if at least $12,000 is pledged by Monday October 10th.

Check out this taster – the shots are beautiful!


Find out more and pledge here.

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