Run-Time: 1 x 50 min.
Directed by Ute Gebhardt
Written by Ute Gebhardt
A co-production by ORF, Wega Film and ARTE in association with bm:ukk
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER) , French (VOICE-OVER) , German (SUB TITLE)
Buddies - How Dogs Discovered Man
Jagdkumpane - Wie der Hund auf den Menschen kam
No animal reflects human social changes as much as the dog. For millennia, dogs have served as mankind's hunting buddies, vital companions in our struggle for survival. In today's increasingly civilized world, modern dogs have had to abandon their first instincts, finding new employment as family members, helping the disabled, diagnosing cancer, or sniffing for drugs. We have forgotten what it actually means to be a dog, a hunter. «Hunting Buddies» looks back at this part of our cultural history and discovers where dog skills come from, finding out what we have given up and gained as our relationship with dogs has changed. «Hunting Buddies» takes a closer look at dog and man, nature and culture - a cinematic cross-over appealing not just to hunters and dog-lovers but to anyone fascinated by the history and development of humankind.