The Shock of the other

United Kingdom, 1992

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Episode number 1 of Series “Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world”.
Host David Maybury-Lewis begins the series with a visit to his Xavante brother in Central Brazil where he explains the need to find a balance between cultural diversity and the desire to be more like one another. Journey with the Millennium team into the heart of the Amazon in Peru where they seek to unravel the mystery of the Mascho-Piro who remain hidden from the outside world. Through scenes of decimation of the tropical rainforests, interviews with threatened indigenous peoples, and the narrator’s reflections on the discovery of the Americas and other historical events, discover why so much is at stake when modern industrialism meets the tribal world.

Credits

production company

Biniman Productions

co-producer

Michael Grant

Richard Meech

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1992

Appears in

Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world

Group of items

Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325395

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of South America

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Philosophy

History → Anthropology

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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