The movie was not approved by a district committee that normally reviews all sex education films, said Richard Simpson, an assistant superintendent for instructional services. Simpson said it should have been submitted to that committee because of scenes revealing nudity, even though it was not intended as a sex education film. He also said parents should have been told that the film would be shown. There are scenes that suggest cannibalism.
Travelling or based outside United States? Video availability outside of United States varies. Sign in to see videos available to you. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Close Menu. Three members of a prehistoric tribe that can"t start its own fire are sent in search of a new source when their continuously burning pilot fire is extinguished. More purchase options. By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon. Customers who watched this item also watched.
Eighty thousand years ago, on broad primeval plains, Naoh Everett McGill , the bravest warrior of the spear-carrying Ulam tribe, and two fellow-warriors, Amoukar Ron Perlman and Gaw Nameer El-Kadi , are sent out on the sacred mission of finding fire and bringing it back to the Ulam. Quest for Fire transcends languages and nationalities and speaks to the deepest human experience. Only one pleasant thing happens to the three Ulam on their travels: they encounter Ika Rae Dawn Chong , of the highly developed mud-people tribe, the Ivaka. When they first see the smooth-skinned, bluish-looking Ika, who wears nothing but body paint, she has been captured by cannibals and is strung up like a deer carcass next to another slender young girl, whose arm has already been chewed off.
During the movie's opening scenes, I found myself seeing it in the second way, as a borderline comedy. But then these characters and their quest began to grow on me, and by the time the movie was over I cared very much about how their lives would turn out. Other viewers report some of the same confusion. I found I wasn't willing, and I was a little surprised at how much affection the movie generated. It introduces us to a tribe of primitive men who guard their most precious possession, which is fire. They know how to tend it and how to use it, but not how to make it.