La chasse au lion a l'arc

Hunting the Lion with a Bow and Arrow
by Jean Rouch Documentary Francia 1965 80'

From 1957 to 1964 Rouch followed the Gaos hunters in the Yatakala region making several attempts to film the ancient lion hunt, in which skill and magic are closely intertwined: the making of bows and arrows; the preparation of poison; the chase; the killing ritual. The old man-eater lion, nicknamed "˜the American', keeps avoiding the traps; the Gaos only manage to catch two of his females. After the hunt the men tell their children the story of "˜gaway gawey', the wonderful lion hunt.
It was awarded the "˜Leone d'Oro'at the XXVI International Cinematographic Exhibition of Venice in 1965.

Director:

Jean Rouch

Country:

Francia

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