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THE LION HUNTERS

aka HUNTING THE LION WITH BOW AND ARROW; LA CHASSE AU LION L'ARC
France | 1966 | Jean Rouch

THE LION HUNTERS

In this Jean Rouch ethnographic classic that was shot on the border between Niger and Mali over a period of seven years, five African tribesmen undertake the ritual preparations for a lion hunt (they include incantations and dancing). Their quarry is a powerful beast, nicknamed “the American,” who has been stalking the bush and killing cows. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 81 min.

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