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    REACTION PAPER THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY The movie “The gods must be crazy” shows how cultures differ in every place‚ particularly the inhabitants of Kalahari Desert and the civilized people in the city. The movie the Gods Must Be Crazy is about cultural diffusion. People of Kalahari Desert lived a very simple life far from the cruelty of people. The Bushmen were of the Hunter-Gatherer Society meaning that one would not rely on domestic resources to obtain edible food‚ plants‚ and even animals

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    Jessica Garcia Mr. Geiger 15 January 2013 The Gods Must Be Crazy The vast majority of the world has adapted to the modern civilization and has also progressed with the advanced technology and science like in the top market economy countries like America for example‚ however‚ there are still small societies that exist and practice traditional economy. In the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy a small tribe named the Kalahari Bushmen and resides in the Safari demonstrate how they feel like all their

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    “The Gods Must Be Crazy” This film tries to send a message on how globalization can negatively affect a culture such as the Sho tribe of the Kalahari Desert. The people of a technologically advance and “civilized” culture decide to casually discard an empty “Coca Cola” bottle from the window of an airplane. A member of the “primitive” Sho tribe witnesses this object falling from the skies and considers it a “gift from the gods”. In his mind this is an object to be worshiped and must have been

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    The movie the Gods Must Be Crazy is about cultural diffusion. In the beginning of the movie we are introduced to a tribe that is isolated from everything else. One of the tribe members happens to find an empty glass bottle that apparently fell from a plane‚ but the tribe member believes that it fell from the sky and that it was a gift from the gods. Excitedly he shows all the other tribe members the gift from the gods but none of them seem to know what it is. So they immediately find various uses

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    The Gods Must Be Crazy The Gods Must Be Crazy 1 is a South African comedy film which tells the story of Xi‚ a Bushman from the deep Kalahari Desert. He lived happily with his family and tribe because he thought the god provided them with plenty of things. The film contains various elements about cultural differences and intercultural communication concepts. In this essay‚ I aim to analyze the film in the light of the concepts of ethnocentrism and values. The literature review of the concepts will

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    THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY [pic] Florida International University THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INR 3403/B51 OCTOBER 18‚ 2011 WORD COUNT: 493 The Gods Must Be Crazy depicts two distinctive contrasting approaches to man in nature‚ between the Bushmen and the Westerners‚ one that is devoid of modern day society; the result is physical freedom and no restraints on behavior. The other a full participant in civil society‚ civil freedom and community living. Both

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    ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT MOVIE REVIEW The film “Gods Must Be Crazy” illustrates the contrast between the bushman and the modern western society by the interactions between the members of the two communities. Their contrast is evident in the material culture‚ knowledge of the environment and approach to the individual. The film portrays these differences in culture. The bushman lead a life of simplicity and contentment. Their materialistic knowledge is meagre. They live in harmony with the

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    Smith 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

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    The movie " The Gods Must Be Crazy " describes a tribe from the people of the Calahari‚ a place in Africa‚ coming in contact with a coke bottle dropped from a plane. A tribesman is struck on the head and thinks it is a gift from the gods. Shortly the tribe discovers wonderful uses of the bottle‚ but they also find later on that there is anger and violence whenever one is using it while someone else needs it and wants to use it. So one bushman decides to walk to the end of the earth and return the

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    The funny film showed that the contrasting worlds of the civilized area and the primitive yet calm society of the bushmen manifest an also contrasting example of worlds in terms of the equation I = P x A x T‚ an equation formulated to describe the impact of human activity on the environment. [where Human Impact (I) on the environment equals the product of population (P)‚ affluence (A: consumption per capita) and technology (T: environmental impact per unit of consumption)]. In the primitive population

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