Extract. Destroy. Repeat
PEOPLE & CULTURE 1 x 15'
PEOPLE & CULTURE
ochre & water
This film follows the extraordinary journey of the nomadic Himba people, living in the pristine valley of the Kunene River, Namibia, and the abrupt threat to their pastoral lifestyle.
1 x 60'
Earthwatch Award 2001 – Annual Earthwatch Institute Film Awards for Documentaries in association with The National Geographic Society. Evironment / Conservation Award – Japan Wildlife Festival'01 – Tokyo, Japan. Best Documentary – Apollo Film Festival’01 – Victoria West, SA. Craft Awards: direction, script, original music, camera work, audio postproduction – NTVA- Stone Awards’01 – Western Cape, SA. Best Film – Mountainfilm in Telluride'02 – Colorado, USA. Special Jury Award – Banff TV Festival'02 – Banff, Canada
Episode InformationIn the pristine valley of the Kunene River, Namibia, the nomadic Himba people face an abrupt threat to their pastoral lifestyle: the Namibian Government wish to create an energy superhighway by building a dam and flooding the Himba’s homeland. In response, the Himba people mount a spectacular resistance campaign, which lasts seven years.