Patterns of subsistence: the hunter-gatherers and pastoralists

United States, 1983

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Episode number 4 of Series “Faces of culture”.
For two million years we were hunter-gatherers. For the Bushmen of the Kalahari, it is still the way of life that is best suited to their environment. Women’s work counts for 85% of the group’s diet. The men provide the meat. The first half of this program covers various peoples around the world who still hunt and gather as the main form of their subsistence. The second half deals with the pastoralists. In semi-arid lands, with little water for crops pastoralism provides an ingenious adaptation to the needs of food production. Instead of hunting prey, it would be collected and protected in herds. Covers Netsilik Eskimos, Tribesmen of Africa’s Sudan and Tribesmen of Iran. Narrated by David Carradine.

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producer

Ira R. Abrams

production company

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Coast Community College District

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1983

Appears in

Faces of culture

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Faces of culture

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38715

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Herders

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Pastoral systems

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Herders

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indigenous peoples - Kalahari Desert

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indigenous peoples - Kalahari Desert - Hunting

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Kalahari Desert

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Netsilik Eskimos

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hunting and gathering societies

Places → Kalahari Desert

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Short films → Short films - United States

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Sound

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Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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