Jamie Uys – Dirkie (1969)


from imdb review:
A young boy is travelling with his grandfather in a light aircraft, the grandfather suffers a coronary and dies, the plane crashes, leaving the boy and his dog to fend for themselves. The boy’s father mounts a search for his son, little knowing that his son has been found by a group of Bushmen who take care of him after many threatening adventures in which the boy faces spitting cobras and hungry hyenas, all the while keeping his dog Lollie safe and praying for his father to come and rescue him. The scene among many in this film which remains seared in the minds of all who saw it when it was first released is the sight of the Bushmen offering the child some meat ~ he freaks, thinking mistakenly that they have killed his dog. Continue reading