Part I: Fire


Episode Info

In this mesmerizing episode, director Alex Gibney introduces us to the essential idea of how cooking made us human and how it began: with fire. Through fire cooking, Gibney links the past to the present, beginning with a group of aboriginal people from Western Australia, the Martu, who travel from the modern conveniences of home to hunt in the outback on the weekend. The Martu, who have rarely been filmed, represent the importance of hanging on to traditions that bring us back to the land and help us understand where food comes from.