Monday, March 29, 2010

A True Story of Cultural, Economic, and Physical Genocide



Above is the trailer of a documentary called A Kalahari Family. This 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. Purchase the film: http://www.der.org/films/a-kalahari-family.html

Separately from the above, but not in terms of geo-politics and Western WHM supremacist and capitalist globalisation:

To any and all of my South African readers who have employment. Can you please post here if you know of any work opportunities in South Africa that pay well and are not at all degrading. Thank you.

I have a friend who is without employment and is not able to eat three times a day. He is getting thinner, and a good job is what he needs to be well.

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