The Origins : Fragments of the Hunt

Mikko Ijäs

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. 

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:58:37
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Origins: Fragments of the Hunt
English Title

The Origins : Fragments of the Hunt

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mikko Ijäs (Author), Mikko Ijäs (Cinematographer), Maija Kaunismaa (Composer), Mikko Ijäs (Director), Mikko Ijäs (Editor), Mikko Ijäs (Producer), Maija Kaunismaa (Producer), Mikko Ijäs (Script), Maija Kaunismaa (Sound Design), Aki Sihvonen (Sound Design), Aalto University (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), Kansan Sivistysrahasto (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Helsingin kaupunki (Funder)
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Dr. Mikko Ijäs (born 1978 in Jyväskylä, lives and works in Helsinki) is a Finnish visual artist and researcher. Ijäs’s doctoral dissertation dealt with the evolution of art among the early hunter-gatherers. Ijäs’s works are represented in various collections and he has been exhibiting widely both in Finland and abroad. Dr. Ijäs holds an Associate researcher position at the Human Evolutionary Biology department of the Harvard University in Cambridge, USA.