The God's Must Be Crazy

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The Gods Must Be Crazy This film was a mash up of three separate stories – the journey of a Bushman to the “end of the world,” the romance between a researcher and a school teacher, and a group of revolutionaries fleeing persecution. The story begins with Xi and his tribe of Bushman members living well in the Kalahari Desert. These unique sets of individuals only wear a piece of cloth over their lower bodies and occasionally have a headpiece as well. They are happy since the gods have provided for them and everyone is at peace. One day, a glass Coke bottle was thrown out of an airplane and falls to earth – appearing as if it was sent from the gods. The significance of the bottle falling from the plane is that it is spreading from the city to an isolated civilization that was not familiar to prior to the fall (diffusion). It was put to good use then later as it began to cause chaos amongst the tribe due to the fact is was not originally part of their customs. Since causing unhappiness to the tribe, Xi decides that the bottle is an evil thing and must be thrown off the edge of the earth. He begins his quest and encounters Western civilization for the first time. Along with the plot line of the Bushman’s journey, there is also the story of a shy biologist, Andrew Steyn, who is studying the local animals (also known as manure-collecting) with a funny romance of a newly hired village school teacher, Kate Thompson. And some guerillas led by Sam Boga, who are being pursued by the government troops after an unsuccessful attempt to massacre the Cabinet of the fictional African country of Burani.
As the bushman continues his journey, he first encounters a farm with a piece of land filled with goats. With instinct, he shoots the goat to prepare to eat. In Xi’s culture, whenever there is an opportunity to kill and feed your tribe, you do so. When he came upon the goats…...

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