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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Corporate Authors: Uhuru Productions.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.

Association relative à la télévision européenne.

Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Other Authors: Desai, Rehad. (Director)
Keiper, Hartmut.
(Producer)

Khanna, Anita.
(Screenwriter, Producer)

Wicksteed, Richard.
(Director)

Van der Westhuizen, Jan.
Format: Movie Electronic
Language:English
Afrikaans
Published:Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, [2006]
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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.
Language Notes:In English and Afrikaans with English subtitles.
General Notes:This film was made with the assistance of the Sitheng/ HIVOS Film Fund.
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 streaming video (65 min.))