This October anthropologist, author and celebrated filmmaker Hugh Brody will be joining us to introduce, screen and discuss two parts of his new film Tracks Across Sand. A unique documentary, shot between 1996 and 2010, it explores a decade of the ‡Khomani San people’s fight for their land and cultural survival in their own words.
Hugh will be introducing the film before screening the section known as Overture, which explores the ‡Khomani San’s visioning of and fight for their land rights. This will be followed by further discussion and a second screening, this time of a section calledAftermath, which reveals what came of the claim, and how the people have come to think of it some ten years on.
There will be time for a short Q+A with Hugh after this cinematic journey.
Hugh Brody is an author, filmmaker, lecturer and mediator who has been involved for the last 35 years in Aboriginal issues in Canada and internationally, seeking change and justice. He has been a member of a World Bank Review of the Narmada Dam in India, the Director of the Snake River Review in Idaho, and is currently the designer and coordinator of projects in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa on land use and economics of the Hai=kom Bushmen. His many publications include nine books, (including Maps and Dreams and The Other Side of Eden), over fifty essays and 12 documentary films (including The Washing of Tears, Time Immemorial and Inside Australia)