Rule of Nature
Directed by Dieter Primig
This documentary explores the current situation of the San people, also known as the “bushmen,” in the south African nation of Namibia. The film poses the question “Adapt or die?” Are the San, largely forced onto conservancies and accustomed to a hunting-gathering lifestyle, willing to abandon aspects of their heritage in order to mesh with the more modern demands of the state? A young San woman provides her insights on the fate of her people and the role of education in protecting their future. Rule of Nature depicts the world of a people in tune with nature, but whose nature is being put to the test.
Currently residing in Berlin/Germany, I work in the field of quality narrative productions and storytelling for film as a director. Originally from the lower part of Austria, I finished my film studies in Salzburg and started out with first jobs in Los Angeles, working as an assistant director for numerous commercials & promo productions of America’s major TV networks (ABC, NBC & CBS). I always was certain about becoming a director and screenwriter, I enrolled at UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting and continously practice and write to this date.
Susie Rivo / Cinema of Conscience / United States / 2017 / Female, Human Rights, Politics / 55 minsThrough extensive TV news coverage from the time, newspaper headlines, found footage, and interviews with participants and eyewitnesses of varied sexual orientations, racial, class and ethnic backgrounds (including both supporters and opponents of the takeover), LEFT ON PEARL documents a watershed moment in the early days of the Women’s Liberation Movement, situating it within the broader political ferment of the time – the anti-war, civil rights, Black Power and gay liberation movements. The film highlights the hilarity and excitement, as well as the challenges and fault-lines within this social movement.
Preceded by: Rule of Nature