The Lion Hunters
- Directed By: Jean Rouch
- 77 Minutes
- Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Shot on the border between Niger and Mali over
a period of seven years, The Lion Hunters is
Jean Rouch’s documentation of the lion hunt
performed by the bow hunters of the Songhay
people. Rouch said that he made the film “to try
to give the audience a feeling of what I myself
felt as I was learning the way of the lion hunt”.
The film portrays the immediacy of the hunt, but
it also explores the complex social organization
that underlies it, and the difficult questions
entailed by its representation. (DigiBeta presentation)