Saturday, July 2nd

The last hunters

A film by Steve Lichtag
Production: Twin Star Production
Czech, 45 minutes, 2010, France premiere

You will experience both pleasant as well as cruel moments that the rough life of Lamalera whale hunters on the Indonesian island Lembata brings them. They are one of the last hunters on our planet that hunt in a traditional way not only whales but also dolphins and mantas. For centuries now, they have been going out on old wooden boats to fight unmerciful battles for life and death with the gigantic sperm whales using bamboo harpoons. This dramatic document offers exciting moments as well as moments for contemplation about the uncertain future of this community whose survival depends not only on the courage but also on the luck of these “last hunters”.