Bitter melons

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  • Portrays the difficulty of survival in the central Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. A native musician, a member of a Bushman group called the G/wi, performs songs about animals, the land, and daily life. Describes the G/wi, traditional music, dances, children's games, and hunting, planting, and food preparation.


  • Documentary.
  • Originally produced in 1971.
  • Pamphlet contains summaries of other films of John Marshall available from Documentary Education Resources.
  • DVD.
  • English narration; some dialogue in G/wi.
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