Here we are in Benisciangul-Gumuz region, a region in the outer nord-west Ethiopia, in a village near Sudan border. An extremely pour region where there is no turism (we are far from colourful Omo valley tribes) e where a white man still cause astonishment, especially in children, that frequently react crying.
As it is in many other part of this Country, also this region is a kaleidoscope of ethnic
Group, cultures and religions. This is a region at muslime prevalence, but this doesn’t matter.
As always, muslime women can be recognized from the face more or less covered, but here also christian women use to carry on themselves a symbol of their faith: typically a small cross drawn or engraved on the forehead.
This is absolutely not an ostentation of their own religion, this is just a way to communicate to others with simplicity, serenity and sweetness, their own origins, their own culture, their own faith. Here, the respect of any "Other", provide help, and sense of hospitality are values still very strong and practiced by all.
Here no one believes that his god is better than that of others, here everyone understands - instinctively and intimately - that God is always the same, and no matter how you call it or how you pray it.