People the Size of a Fist – Part 1: The Baka and the Bantu

Beyond the Passage of Time
S1:Ep625 mins2009

Meet the Baka Pygmies of the central African rainforest. They are not involved in agriculture or cattle breeding, but rather prefer to make use of what nature offers: fishing, hunting and collecting fruits, vegetables and roots – all of which they do with a lot of skill based on their profound knowledge of the flora and fauna. These people are familiar with civilization; they exchange meat and animal hides for old clothes, bottles and spear tips. And they have a great love of music, song and dance. The Pygmies are famous for their unique polyphonic singing, which is considered part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage.

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