Model And The Bushmen, The
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This is the story of an incredible adventure: a young woman from Norway, Aleksandra Ørbeck-Nilssen moves into the wild and joins the last Bushmen hunters in Namibia. She needs to learn more about their amazing survival skills – not for the sake of fun and thrill, but to actively help maintaining the lifestyle of the earth’s first and last hunter-gatherers.
The San, South Africa’s legendary Bushmen, their nomadic lifestyle and their culture have all but vanished. In Namibia’s Kalahari one can still find remote villages where families live in peace and the elders still know the secrets of nature.
Every morning, the women set out to forage and the men sneak into the bush to hunt, carrying little else but homemade bows and arrows as they walk through the wilderness.
But this is a special hunt: The men are accompanied by Aleksandra. The top model, who is a trained tracker and spent years in the Namibian bush, founded the “Barefoot Academy” which follows the basic idea of the Bushmen teaching the art of survival. They can teach young people from their own tribe, as well as people from the Western world and show them how little one needs to make a living without having any negative impact on the environment, even in one of the most hostile places in Africa.
A production of Cosmos Factory Filmproduktion for Terra Mater Factual Studios