We have met the Batwa, and it is us. 😉 Last weekend, The WPIO and I took the long, 8+ hour journey, via Postal bus, from Kampala to Kabale at Lake Bunyoni. There, we met the Batwa tribes who have been expelled from the forests of south west Uganda. We shot video, interviewed many members of the tribes and took over 1000 photographs. We returned from our trip late last week, and I am currently unwrapping all of the photos and video that we captured while there. I have so many stories to tell, and all under the constant pressure of knowing that I am returning to the U.S. in one week. That said, I shall be posting more in-depth stories later this week, and even more when I return home. Just because I shall be back in the homeland does not mean that the stories end there. The mission of the WPIO will continue, and I will continue to share their goals and work from the distant shores of America, but from the equally close borders of the internet.
Posted By Juliet Hutchings
Posted Aug 17th, 2008