Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi
Directed by Simon Stadler, Catenia Lermer and Sven Methling
Remember the culture clash in THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY? This time it's real. One of the most ancient cultures on our planet is undergoing a major change. The Ju/Hoansi Bushmen in Namibia are not allowed to hunt anymore and need to converge with our so called “civilized” lifestyle. For the first time the Ju/Hoansi Bushmen travel through the Kalahari and then right into the heart of Europe. What starts as a look at their fascinating culture becomes an even more fascinating look at our Western lifestyle. A warm and humorous reflection of our habits through the eyes of people who are about to give up their million year old traditions.
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★★★½ review by Chris Sweet on Letterboxd
★★★½ review by coffeekermit07 on Letterboxd
I liked the very likeable protagonists, I liked the contrasts of the depicted culture clash and the narrative of the film. Still, what I didn't like was the totally inclusive and open-minded picture of Germany that seemed a little like a fairy tale to me.
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