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The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« on: January 05, 2012, 07:59:46 am »
This documentary was made in 2000, but it speaks to the Paleolithic lifestyle a lot. I did a search and didn't find any reference to it, so I thought I'd provide a link. The title is The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story. It is about the San Bushmen of Africa, in particular their hunting practices.

Link on YouTube:
The Great Dance - A Hunter's Story [2000]


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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 04:56:09 am »
Great but sad film. Do you know what that means for them - that their individual hunting licenses have been revoked..?
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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 11:24:07 am »
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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 06:25:21 am »
Just watched the video Eric.
Thank you so much! What a great documentary.

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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 09:19:18 am »
Do you know what that means for them - that their individual hunting licenses have been revoked..?

Things were very challenging for the bushmen for a while, but they've recently won a series of court cases against the Botswana government and have since been allowed to re-enter the nature reserves and access water there and hunt there. As a people they are still walking the razor's edge between extinction and assimilation, but they're holding on.

A friend of mine, naturalist and tracker Jon Young, spends a couple months each year visiting with one particular tribe and he tells me for many years they were embarrassed to be bushmen, but within the last five years they've started to be proud to be bushmen again.

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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 12:01:00 pm »

A friend of mine, naturalist and tracker Jon Young, spends a couple months each year visiting with one particular tribe and he tells me for many years they were embarrassed to be bushmen, but within the last five years they've started to be proud to be bushmen again.

Someone should show them the pictures in Dr. Price's book, and explain that their beautiful bone structure comes from their traditional diet, and that the white man's and "civilized" people's crooked teeth and flat/pinched faces are a result of diet.  They've got nothing to be ashamed of.

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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 02:32:33 am »
Although the bushmen eat white-man food now in the winter.
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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 03:12:53 am »
Some of the bushmen eat white man's food all year round, others never eat it. Depends on which tribe they're in. Jon's told me that the tribe of Naro bushmen he spends most of his time with rarely eat civilized food.

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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 12:44:19 am »
Removed on copyright claims. I wish they wouldn't DO that... I wonder if some of these rabid copyrighters realize that if it doesn't go up in a public place, no one can watch what they make because no one will know that it's there!
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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 03:55:19 am »
Removed on copyright claims. I wish they wouldn't DO that... I wonder if some of these rabid copyrighters realize that if it doesn't go up in a public place, no one can watch what they make because no one will know that it's there!

Particularly for something as obscure as that show.

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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 10:37:12 am »
It was one of the best films I've seen, thanks Eric.

The Great Dance - Koi San Bushmen People
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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 11:09:37 am »
That isn't the documentary, is it? Two guys talking?
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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 07:12:20 pm »
No, that's an interview of the creators of the documentary. The documentary was pulled off of Youtube.
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012, 07:51:45 pm »
Image quality is poor, but you can watch the full documentary here (for the moment):

http://www.viddler.com/v/140428a7

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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2012, 12:15:48 am »
Oh, nice! I'm on it.
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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2012, 11:46:44 pm »
I also found it on isoHunt (torrent tracker). Haven't watched it yet.

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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2016, 10:48:13 pm »
("Rawr" = [me] = "Raww")

And I lost my interest after I have found out there is junk sound added. Not a real documentary.

Anyway - the movie is available through its store at senseafrica . com - but only as a DVD. No digital download/streaming.


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Re: The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2016, 12:47:45 am »
Found the documentary here: The Great Dance: A Hunter's story