My Hunter’s Heart, the documentary feature film that focuses on the plight of the Khomani San people will have its World Premiere at the Durban International Film Festival on Friday, 30 July 2010. The film, directed by Craig and Damon Foster, is also produced by them with Anant Singh and Helena Spring while the music is composed by multi-award winner Trevor Jones.
My Hunter’s Heart, shot over three and a half years, the film explores the world’s most ancient shamanic culture which is severely threatened as their traditional way of life and skills have been taken away from them. It tracks the Khomani San of the Southern Kalahari, the oldest living indigenous tribe in the world, who are genetically linked to every human being on Planet Earth. In modern times, their traditional nomadic way of life has changed and westernisation has severed their link to the land and the animals. The film follows younger members of the clan, /Urugap and his family, as they embark on an epic journey to try to recapture some of the knowledge and skills of their ancestors.
“It has been such a privilege to have worked with /Urugap and his family – they have always been so happy to share their incredible world with us and in so doing, they revealed something about all of us. As /Urugap says he is a truly wild person, “you can’t tame me” and his journey has been a search for freedom and for what it means to be truly human,” commented directors, Craig and Damon Foster.
“We are delighted to be having the World Premiere of My Hunter’s Heart at the 31st Durban International Film Festival,” said Anant Singh. “The film gives one a window into the life and plight of the San people whose ancient culture and traditions have been systematically destroyed. The film is an important record of a people trying to connect with their rich heritage.”
My Hunter’s Heart is a Foster Brother Film in association with Videovision Entertainment, Foster Brother Film Productions, Creative Films, The Department of Trade and Industry South Africa and The National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa. Narration is by Sello Maake ka Ncube and Faith Ndakwana with Original Music by Trevor Jones. It is produced by Craig and Damon Foster, Anant Singh and Helena Spring, Executive Produced by Sudhir Pragjee and Sanjeev Singh; Written and Directed by Craig and Damon Foster