Simon Stadler   |   Alberta Premiere


About the Film

One of the most ancient cultures on our planet is undergoing a major change. The Ju/Hoansi Bushmen in Namibia are not allowed to hunt anymore and need to converge with our so called “civilized” lifestyle. For the first time the Ju/Hoansi Bushmen travel through the Kalahari and then right into the heart of Europe. What starts as a look at their fascinating culture becomes an even more fascinating look at our Western lifestyle. A warm and humorous reflection of our habits through the eyes of people who are about to give up their million year old tradition.


UN Sustainable Development Goal #8:  Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full, and productive employment and decent work for all.

Film Information

Release Year: 2016
Runtime:  86 minutes
Language: English
Country: Nambia
Premiere: Alberta
Genre: Social Interest

Cast & Credits

Director: Simon Stadler
Producer: Simon Stadler 

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Locations & Showtimes


Sunday November 20 |   12:30PM
River Park Auditorium

Free Admission



Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.



Hope Mbapaha was born in the northern part of Namibia, growing up in a fairly small town with her parents and two siblings.  Hope graduated high school in her hometown and moved to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia to attend a secretarial college.  In 2011 Hope came to Canada as a refugee, leaving behind Windhoek for the western world.  Although Hope was brought up with modern conveniences before leaving Namibia, her grandmother still lives in the bush and practices a traditional lifestyle much like those in the film. Hope currently volunteers at HIV Community Link, where she positioned herself upon arrival in Canada to expand her network and has become a permanent fixture amongst the African women who volunteer for the agency.