Project Description

The Hunters

Film Still from The Hunters

John Marshall, 16mm film, 70 mins. (1957)

John Marshall’s classic early ethnographic film about the Ju/’hoansi !Kung of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. Utilizing footage shot over a period of seven years starting in 1949.

The Hunters was edited into a narrative account of the hunting practices of this one-time hunting and gathering society.

A story about the shooting, tracking and eventual killing of a female giraffe, the film also weaves into this structure sequences which provide a larger view of !Kung life.

Distributed by Documentary Education Resources, Watertown, MA.