Film Response #2.docx - Film Title The Baka Part A Synopsis This film covers a small family from the Baka people of the Congo They are an ethnic group

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Film Title: The Baka Part A: Synopsis: This film covers a small family from the Baka people of the Congo. They are an ethnic group inhabiting the southeastern rain forests of Cameroon. The Baka are semi nomadic people who have wondered central Africa for centuries. The rain forest is a difficult environment in which to live but the Baka have adapted and strategized on how to inhabit this location successfully for centuries. The film shows the knowledge it takes to survive in the Congo and how they exploit its wealth to yield medication and substances from bark and seeds to make poisons. Part B: Discussion: (1) The Baka people are hunters and gatherers by trade. We follow a small family of four on a trek that last 3 months. It is led by the husband Laicono, pregnant wife Deni and two sons. The forest has scarce resources, but the Baka have learned how to make the most of their location. One way that they obtain protein is by smoking out termites from their mounds. Not all the termites are edible, but if they are able to get to the winged termites with minimal bites, it will be worth it. While the men hunt, the women will look for a
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