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A Kalahari Family, Part Four: Standing Tall


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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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After twelve decades of colonial rule, South West Africa is about to become the independent nation of Namibia and people are looking forward to democratic rule. Members of the newly formed, Ju/'hoan Farmers' Co-op travel throughout white ranching districts and black ethnic homelands to find long-lost relatives. Following Namibia's first national elections, United Nation troops help relocate these families to traditional Ju/'hoan territory.


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 Two: End of the Road
Part Three: Real Water
Part Five: Death By Myth



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