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A Kalahari Family, Part Two: End of the Road


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From A Kalahari Family
by John Marshall
color, 60 min, 1951-2001

This DVD is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired




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John Marshall is reunited with Toma's family in 1978. Like a majority of Ju/'hoansi, they have settled at Tjum!kui, an administrative post run by the South African government. They came looking for water, jobs and an easier life, but found poverty, malnutrition and violence. Desperate for a more stable existence, the family heads back to their traditional water hole, /Aotcha, with shovels, cattle, and plans to start farming.


About A Kalahari Family

A Kalahari Family is a five-part, six-hour series documenting 50 years in the lives of the Ju/'hoansi of southern Africa, from 1951 to 2000. These once independent hunter-gatherers experience dispossession, confinement to a homeland, and the chaos of war. Then as hope for Namibian independence and the end of apartheid grows, Ju/'hoansi fight to establish farming communities and reclaim their traditional lands. The series challenges stereotypes of "Primitive Bushmen" with images of the development projects Ju/'hoansi are carrying out themselves.

Visit the Kalahari Family website for more detailed information.


other films from A Kalahari Family
Part One: A Far Country
Part Three: Real Water
Part Four: Standing Tall
Part Five: Death By Myth



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