The Hadza, East Africa’s last remaining true hunter-gatherers, have lived sustainably on their land near the Rift Valley birthplace of humanity for over 50,000 years. Like other indigenous peoples around the globe, the Hadza now face grave challenges to their way of life. The film is a call to action to establish a protective land corridor for the survival of the Hadza as a community.



National Geographic: First Look at the Microbes of Modern Hunter-Gatherers

Things are changing. Stephanie Schnorr from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and a team of international scientists have, for the first time, published the microbiomes of modern hunter-gatherers—27 Hadza people from Tanzania.

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The Hadza: A Present-Tense Existence

Yet this small community of some 300 indigenous inhabitants found along most of the perimeter of Lake Eyasi in the Great Rift Valley in present-day Tanzania, where we as a species evolved, has managed to sustain a way of life that has prevailed for thousands of years.

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National Geographic “The Hadza”

They grow no food, raise no livestock, and live without rules or calendars. They are living a hunter-gatherer existence that is little changed from 10,000 years ago. What do they know that we’ve forgotten?

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