People the Size of a Fist - Part 1Culture|2012|25:46|M CSV
The film crew sets off for Lokomo in Eastern Cameroon in order to delve into the daily life, traditions and customs of the Baka Pygmies. In the first episode Sergey Yastrzhembskiy introduces the audience to a small Baka people who are not involved in agriculture or cattle breeding, but rather prefer to make use of what nature offers: fishing, collecting tubes and hunting, which they do with a lot of skill based on profound knowledge of the flora and fauna. These people are fairly familiar with civilization. They exchange meat and animal hides for old clothes, bottles and spear tips. The film also shows strict hierarchy in the tribe and shared responsibilities and role. For instance, the women build huts, make kitchen utensils, do gathering and fishing, while the men hunt. But what they all share is music, song and dance: the Pygmies are famous for their unique polyphonic singing, which is considered part of the UNESCO heritage.