In the beginning of the movie it is clear that the Bushmen society share everything. They work hard, make tools and gather food for everyone to enjoy, unlike the civilized society in South Africa that work as individuals to obtain a pay for their own benefits. The Bushmen society does not attend school but the children learn everything from the parents. In the city, the individuals speak the English language while in the dessert the Bushmen people speak a language that mimics a clicking sound. The daily lives of the people from the city revolves around time, days, weeks, and years which leads to the calendar. The Bushmen live a timeless life with no sense of date.
In the film the primitive society is introduced to a coke bottle which would be considered normal by the civilized society but the Bushmen thought it was sent from God. As the Bushmen make great
he movie the Gods Must Be Crazy is about cultural diffusion. In the beginning of the movie we are introduced to a tribe that is isolated from everything else. One of the tribe members happens to find an empty glass bottle that apparently fell from a plane, but the tribe member believes that it fell from the sky and that it was a gift from the gods. Excitedly he shows all the other tribe members the gift from the gods but none of them seem to know what it is. So they immediately find various uses for the bottle and it becomes used for everything. They used it to make music, chop food, but they never actually drank out of it. Due to its various uses everyone wanted to use the bottle but there was only one which caused them to have to share. Apparently they weren't very used to sharing which caused arguments over who could use the bottle and they would end up hurting each other. Instantly they blamed the bottle for their fighting and the bottle went from being a gift from the gods to it being a punishment.
The bottle was an example of cultural diffusion because it was spread from the city to an...