'The Hunger: Death Race' Highlights Ancient Hunting Practices of the San People
By: Betty Chu
Guy Grieve, a modern day hunter-gatherer, takes us to the Kalahari desert and into the lives of the San, one of the oldest groups of people inhabiting southern Africa. Grieve explores survival and hunting techniques of the San, skills refined over centuries by these people descended from Early Stone Age ancestors.
The San have no agricultural practice nor do they domesticate animals - however, they are highly skilled hunters and trackers. Grieve seeks to learn more about the legendary "Death Race," a technique where a lone hunter chases an animal for many arduous miles in the hot desert sun, until either animal or man collapses to their death.