The Quest for Fire (1981)

Concept featured in clip:
Location of clip: The Entire Film


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Summary of clip: The trailer just shows the basic premise of the movie, a group of Neanderthals that only have a natural heat source, and go looking for a source of fire.; They find another tribe, and kidnap a woman and demand she show them how to make fire.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This whole movie is great because instead of taking a look into the future, it glimpses into the past, showing us what Neanderthals may have been like. This movie can be shown to a class to lead into a unit on evolution, or to discuss evolution.

Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. How do the tribes communicate between one another?

b. What characteristics of humans do these beings possess?