8:30pm – Monday, May 28 on ABC2
Yvonne, a 36-year-old, single, working mother of three, spends some time with the Himba tribe, as the series in which six women each live for nearly a month with six different tribes around the world continues. The Himba are a semi-nomadic tribe of pastoralists who live on the harsh, sun-baked plains of northern Namibia. The women are striking, covering their hair and bodies in red ochre. It’s a polygamous tribe, where men can have up to five wives and marriages are arranged for girls when they are as young as 12. Like so many women, Yvonne feels ground down by her daily routine and by coping with the demands of family life.
She wants to discover just who she is as she travels to Africa to join these strong, powerful women. Theirs is a tough existence where food is scarce but it’s also a sisterhood laced with humour. In temperatures in excess of 45 degrees centigrade, Yvonne gets to grips with Himba life. But, as she struggles with the tribe’s deep gender divides and arranged marriages for young girls, she begins to make discoveries about herself … especially when drought threatens to devastate the village.