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Animals Are Beautiful People (1974)



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Jamie Uys' The Gods Must Be Crazy movies are comedies like no others: joyful and uproarious slapstick farces set in the harsh Kalahari Desert. But before those, writer-director brought that same cheery sensibility to Animals Are Beautiful People, a documentary about the animals who live in and around the Kalahari. I should qualify my use of the word "documentary." The goal of this film isn't so much to teach as to provide a way to watch a part of the world most of us will never see, and to have some laughs and fun while doing so.