In Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth, Richard Fortey wrote:
The Hadzabe of Tanzania in East Africa are one of the last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers in the world. Their numbers are now fewer than 1,500 and are threatened due to encroachment of neighboring pastoralists and agriculturalists as well as a misunderstanding and discrimination by the outside world. Genetic testing indicates they may represent one of the primary roots of the human family tree, more than 100,000 years old.
Since connecting with the Hadza, I’ve been drawn to the connection between sustainability and indigenous wisdom - they are, in fact, inseparable; my wish is to evoke a deep questioning of complacency, especially society's universal lack of integrity within this connection. I hope to educate and visually engage viewers with a clear narrative, to explore nature’s operating systems, and to reawaken our cellular memory of our relationship with the wild.