The Hadza - Last of the First
DVD2015 68 Minutes
A unique look at the way of life of one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes.
One of the last true hunter-gatherer tribes, the East African Hadza are fighting to maintain their sustainable lifestyle. They have lived on their land near the Rift Valley in Tanzania for over 50,000 years. Like other indigenous peoples around the globe, the Hadza now face grave challenges to their way of life. This programme is a call to action to guarantee a land corridor for their survival.
The Hadza’s tribal way of life is under threat: matches mean they‘re losing their fire-making skills, modern medicine is replacing traditional remedies and alcoholism is threatening their peace. Modern civilisation is eroding their ancient traditions. In spite of these threats, it’s perhaps surprising how much of their culture still survives unchanged.
An insight into their unique way of life, this moving film follows the Hadza as they are caught between traditions and modern ways of life. It uncovers a clash of cultures that could mean the loss of a vital connection with our past.
“Hauntingly vivid” – Jane Goodall.
See also our earlier film The Hadza (1966) by James Woodburn. It’s very interesting to compare the two.
This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £4.03. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.