The Kayapo: out of the forest

United Kingdom, 1988

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Episode number 3 of Series “Disappearing world”.
This program shows a warrior society committed to their own social and cultural identity - using war clubs, wearing elaborate head-dresses and painting their bodies. In 1987, the Kayapo, Indians of Brazil, South America, rallied other Indians to attend a great reunification of the tribes at Altamira - the proposed site of a massive hydro-electric dam that will flood large parts of the Xingu Valley. The behind-the-scenes drama is followed before this large event.

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producer/director

Michael Beckham

production company

Granada Television International

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1988

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Disappearing world

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Disappearing world

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