Here's a National Geographic style documentary that's alternately exploitive and informative. The film presents a wide variety of ways that humans interact with nature. It depicts the actual footage of a careless man (Pit Dernitz) leaving the safety of his car to film lions close up and ends up being their dinner. Other highlights include natives humping the ground in hopes of bringing life to the land, various big game hunting and last but not least naked hippies. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
The scene involving the hired guns torturing and killing indigenous South American tribes is staged. The lion attack sequence is also under suspicion as to being staged, but it has not been proven. See more »
The closing credits say "The producers are grateful to: Alitalia, for the generous collaboration in trasporting our crews and their equipment". (The word "transporting" is spelled incorrectly) See more »
[directly before lions attack a tourist]
This sequence is part of the evidence examined by the court in a lawsuit brought by the heirs of the victim against an insurance company.
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Mateo is a hunter in Patagonia. He does not want to destroy the balance of nature, he just wants to hunt a stag so he can survive. This film, almost like a documentary, is a story of hunting: some oppose violence to animals, others say it is a part of nature to kill.
Directed and written by Antonio Climati and Mario Morra, who would go on to make more documentaries -- "This Violent World" and "Sweet and Savage", as well as having independent careers as a cinematographer and editor, respectively.
Scenes show hippies in Cape Cod, rallying for animal rights... including a woman who breast-feeds a goat. Plenty of nudity, both male and female. Also, aborigines spearing kangaroos and using boomerangs on bats.
There is also plenty of footage of animals hunting other animals: anaconda, monkeys, jaguar. But the main point seems to be the variety of ways that man hunts animals for food, sport or otherwise.
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