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Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: The Hunters

WhenFriday, September 29, 2017 - 2:30pm

Natural History Museum

Event Location

Ground Floor, Q?rius Theater




The Hunters (1957, 72 min., Namibia) by John Marshall.

Shot during a Smithsonian-Harvard Peabody sponsored expedition in 1952–53, The Hunters follows four Jul’hoan men as they hunt a giraffe in the Kalahari Dessert of Namibia. The film shows many aspects of Julʼhoan life beyond hunting, including family relationships, socializing and storytelling, and other food gathering practices.  Discussion to follow the film.

Inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, listed on the US National Film Registry, distributed by Documentary Educational Resources and archived in the National Anthropological Film Collection.

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