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BBC on Ethiopian famine 1984

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Uploaded on Oct 4, 2008

Maybe one of the most important and influential pieces of news ever broadcasted. According to Buerk's autobiography it made the Australian pm weep in public and started a massive interantional aid operation (including the Live Aid concerts).

Even though many of us are tired of neverending African crisis on television there is something brutal about this seven minute footage. Even though it is of low quality no human being should be unaffected by seeing it.

I got the inspiration to find and put up this clip after reading Buerk's "The Road Taken". It is one of the few good autobiographies I've ever read...

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