A Place Without People

This beautiful and well-researched documentary takes a look at the Maasai tribe, "aboriginal" inhabitants of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro wildlife reserves in Tanzania. Now cast as "intruders" in their own land, these cultured people are being chased away, first by conservationists, then by hunters and recently by tourists. A struggle between dollars and human need, huge revenues come from trophy hunting and photography while indigenous hunter tribes are denied meat and expected to farm. Prior to 1957, the Maasai were able to graze their cattle while managing wildlife and their land, true conservationists.



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