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Secrets of the Tribe

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"The field of anthropology goes under the magnifying glass in this fiery investigation of the seminal research on Yanomami Indians. In the 1960s and '70s, a steady stream of anthropologists filed into the Amazon Basin to observe this "virgin" society untouched by modern life. Thirty years later, the events surrounding this infiltration have become a scandalous tale of academic ethics and infighting. The origins of violence and war and the accuracy of data gathering are hotly debated among the scholarly clan, Soon these disputes take on "Heart of Darkness" overtones as they decend into shadowy allegations of sexual and medical violation. Director José Padilha brilliantly employs two provocative strategies to raise unsettling questions about the boundaries of cultural encounters. He al [...]
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Feast

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Examines the first stages of alliance formation between two mutually hostile Yanomanō Indian villages in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. Describes in detail the preparations for a feast involving the inhabitants of the villages and presents scenes of chanting, dancing, and trading at the feast.
VHS
1990; 1970
Ivy (By Request)
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Cineastas Indígenas Huni Kuĩ: Indigenous Filmmakers. Huni Kuĩ

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In two separate videos, the Huni Kuĩ (Cashinawa) Indians of Acre, Brazil, tell about their traditions and way of life.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cineastas Indígenas Panará: Indigenous Filmmakers. Panará

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Two separate videos in which the Panará (also known as Kreen-Akarore) Indians of Mato Grosso and Pará, Brazil, participate to present their everyday lives. In Kiarãsã yô sâti, traditions associated with the village's peanut harvest are highlighted. In Prĩara jõ, children's play reveals the society's memories of violence.
DVD
2008; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Saltáxar, el Mito

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Scattered in the ends of the earth, in the Chilean Patagonia live the last descendants of the Fuegian Indians. Through Indian stories told in original language, we hear testimony of some of its last survivors.
DVD
2004; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)