Bushman's secret

"When South African filmmaker Regad Desai travels to the Kalahari to investigate global interest in ancient Bushmen knowledge, he meets Jan van der Westhuizen, a fascinating Khomani San traditional healer. Jan's struggle to live close to nature is hampered by centuries of colonial exploita...

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Main Author: Van der Westhuizen, Jan
Corporate Authors: Association relative à la télévision européenne, Documentary Educational Resources (Firm), Uhuru Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Other Authors: Desai, Rehad, Keiper, Hartmut, Khanna, Anita
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Watertown, MA Documentary Educational Resources 2006, [2006]
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"When South African filmmaker Regad Desai travels to the Kalahari to investigate global interest in ancient Bushmen knowledge, he meets Jan van der Westhuizen, a fascinating Khomani San traditional healer. Jan's struggle to live close to nature is hampered by centuries of colonial exploitation of the San Bushmen and of their land. Unable to hunt and gather, the Khomani now live in a state of poverty that threatens to see the last of this community forever. "One plant make all the difference. Hoodia, a cactus used by Bushmen for centuries, has caught the attention of a giant pharmaceutical company. It now stands to decide the fate of the Khomani San."--Container
Item Description:This film was made with the assistance of the Sitheng/ HIVOS Film Fund
Physical Description:1 streaming video (65 min.)