The Tale Of The Bushmen


a film by Pierre Mann, 64'Filming in Botswana and Namibia, Pierre Mann is part of the tradition of ethnographic documentary by Jean Rouch.

It describes a people who embody the humanity of our origins, men who continue to hunt with bows. He filmed their run-ins with the leopard and the lion and their encounter with the elephant. He witnessed the extraordinary phenomena of shamanic trances and healing rites. It was conquered by this people of hunter-gatherers, magnificent in their humanity, incapable of living anywhere but in the Kalahari.

technical data:

64 minutes
camera Pierre Mann
sound Josie et Pierre Haag, Sabine Trensz
editing Anne-Sophie Morel, Matthieu Boetsch, Anne Gigleux
music Gilles Guigue
production de visu productions
distribution dora films
festivals Best documentary - Enviro film - Slovaquie 2008
Public Prize - Festival nature et environnement - France 2008
Prize from Environment Minister- Native and Indigenous Film Festival Brno 2008 Czech Republic special mention - United World of Indigenous people 2008 Festival Ekofilm Prague - Czech Republic 2008