A little something different.
I first heard of this troupe in 2005, when South African photographer Pietr Hugo released his portraits of the members with their respective animals. The documentary below takes a closer look at who they are and what is involved in their traveling show. Some may find the treatment of the animals appalling; it is easy to be judgmental. If you look how the vast majority of Nigerians live, and how the Hyena Men live, the animals are merely survival tools that give them a way to provide for their families.
Pietr Hugo Photo Gallery - The Hyena and Other Men
An intriguing film that unravels the myth of Nigeria’s Hyena People, who arrive in towns wrapped in rock pythons, with hyenas in chains and with trained monkeys turning somersaults. Some believe that they are part animal and possess magical powers. The reality is that they are traveling minstrels earning money by performing with animals. This examines the clash between the urban and the wild, and the paradoxical relationship that the handlers have with their animals – sometimes loving, sometimes brutal and cruel.
In less than a week I take off for yet another trip. This time I'll be taking a long walk. On August 20, I begin walking from the Northernmost point of Thailand (Mae Sai) to the Southernmost point of Thailand (Betong). I'll be flying into Chiang Rai, spending the night, then hopping on a bus to Mae Sai where I'll begin walking from the Thai-Burmese border. From Mae Sai midway to Chiang Rai is 33.6 kilometers, where I will then check in to a hotel. After a good night's sleep, I'll walk another 30kms south to the city of Chiang Rai.
Bangkok to Nakhon Phanom - Phang Khon - Bueng Gan - Nong Khai to Bangkok
I. Nakhon Phanom (6035 baht) - 3 days + 2 nights
Airfare (One-way - Air Asia) - 2300
Taxi to Airport - 500
Airport Coffee - 105
Triple 7 Hotel - 490 x = 980
Cruise / Food / Drinks - 200 baht
Meals / Drinks / Coffee - 1200
Transportation / Driver - 450
Uncle Ho’s Place (Donation) - 100
Bus to Phang Khon - 200
The blowback against Obama, Biden, Schiff and others is building. Corruption at the top, spying, political infighting and the new three trillion dollar stimulus package further illustrate the cracks in the US political system and ideology and the nation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims the package is strictly related to the virus but Republicans say the package is DOA.
An American Pro-Democracy man with Chinese wife working for the CCP is unable to understand why she lacks empathy. Has it been brainwashed out of her?