Great Dance, The
1 x 60'
!Nqate is a hunter. His home is the Kalahari. His people depend on him for their survival. This is his story, in his own words.
The !Xo San of the central Kalahari have been a part of this vast desert landscape since ancient times. The subtlest desert signals are imperceptible to the untrained eye, but they are enough to lead !Nqate to his prey. The skill of the San hunter is to possess a sixth sense, a complex bond between man and animal.
The ultimate expression of this relationship is the ‘chasing hunt’. An incredible feat of skill, tenacity, and endurance is rarely practiced and has never before been filmed. Innovative mini-cam techniques, specially developed for the film, give the viewer unique points-of-view of both the hunter and the hunted in an effort to understand their ancient relationship.
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