The Origins shows how human imagination and art evolved due to the ancient art of persistence hunting (running and tracking down animals). The film follows the lives of the Kalahari San and Mexican Raramuri people. The film is about the origins of human visual and ceremonial culture and about the struggles of the last indigenous tribes in the Kalahari and in Mexico. The musical score for this silent film is composed by Maija Kaunismaa.
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English title / The Origins : Fragments of the Hunt
Teoksen nimi suomeksi /
Original title / The Origins: Fragments of the Hunt
Keywords / body image and culture, nature
Type / Single channel
Genre / documentary, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:58:37
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2019
Cast / Mikko Ijäs (Cinematographer), Maija Kaunismaa (Composer), Mikko Ijäs (Director), Mikko Ijäs (Editor), Aalto University / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Helsingin kaupunki / - (Funder), Kansan Sivistysrahasto / - (Funder), TAIKE / - (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation / - (Funder), Mikko Ijäs (Script), Mikko Ijäs (Author), Maija Kaunismaa (Sound Design), Aki Sihvonen (Sound Design)