© Eberhard Riedel, "Gia Elders - Karamoja, Uganda, 2011"

The Gia resisted British colonization and in recent years suffered a brutal disarmament campaign by the Ugandan Army that left thousands dead, villages burned and livestock severely decimated. A Gia man said to me, "Without animals we have no culture, the Turkana still have what we lost," thus expressing hope for the renewal of their pastoralist life style.