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Place Without People

Anemon Productions presents ; author & director, Andreas Apostolides
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
A Place Without People: Tanzania tells the story of the eviction of the indigenous people from their lands in Tanzania, to make way for the creation of the world's most famous nature reserves. In Tanzania, one of the poorest nations in the world, the government, the tourist industry and conservation organizations have advanced the idea that Africans are intruders into what was once a pristine Garden of Eden. The film describes how before World War II the land of the Maasai was seized by British colonialists to set aside for their own sport -- hunting. But as game grew scarce, the British realized they should preserve it and the Serengeti was turned into a vast national park in the 1950's and '60's. This land, possibly the longest-inhabited place on earth, was labelled a 'primordial wilderness' and although there was no evidence that local people threatened wildlife, it was decided that 'no men, not even native ones, should live inside its borders.' The film explores how Western perceptions about nature have evolved through time and how these perceptions radically altered both the East African landscape and society. From the famous wildlife reserves of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro to the remote mountains of Mahale, the documentary gives voice to the indigenous people who 'shouldn't be there, ' who continue to be antagonized and excluded, while the tourist industry is rapidly depleting the area's natural resources, such as water.
Director
Andreas Apostolides; Andreas Apostolidēs
Release Date
2009
Run Time
56 min.
Language
In English and Maasai
Notes
  • Title from title frame viewed August 17, 2017.
  • Interactive transcript available.
  • Originally produced in 2009.
Variant Title
Title on resource page: Place without people : Tanzania
Local Notes
STREAMING PERPETUAL PPR IS AUTHORIZED AS LONG AS A) NO ADMISSION FEE IS CHARGED, B) SCREENINGS TAKE PLACE AT UVA, AND C) THE PRIMARY AUDIENCE IS UVA FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS.
Series
Filmakers Library Online
Credits
Producer, Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof ; cinematography, Stelios Apostolopoulos, Dimitris Kordelas ; music, Dimitris Desyllas.
Published
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, [2009]
Access Restriction
Access restricted to UVA community only.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (56 min.)) : sound, color, with black and white sequences.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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