The Way We Live Now


2016 / 32 minutes

Directed by
Sophia Hersi Smith
Country of production

'The Way We Live Now' is an intimate portrait of the daily routines and rituals of the Hadza; modern-day hunter-gatherers living in the acacia-baobab woodlands surrounding Lake Eyasi in North-Central Tanzania. The film traces the daily rhythms of this small community while allowing them to reflect on how their way of life has changed. We are with them from dusk until dawn, where we get a glimpse of their world from their point of view: hunting for wild animals and honey, making food and poison, sitting around the fire with family and dancing under the stars.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest Student
Language and subtitles
Hadza Swahili
Location(s) depicted
Kidero (Tanzania)
East Africa
Hunting / Gathering / Fishing Everyday Life

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