THE LION HUNTERS
Sunday, January 28
Directed by Jean Rouch
(1967) Menaced by a lion nicknamed the American, Fulani cattle herders bring in specialists, the gow hunters of the Songhay. Rouch filmed their elaborate preparatory rituals, fashioning bows, arrows, and poisons from scratch—all accompanied by dances and rituals—over seven years, climaxed by … Golden Lion, Venice. DCP. Approx. 77 min.
Presented with support from The George Fasel Memorial Fund for Classic French Cinema.