Mistaken identity

United Kingdom, 1992

Film
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Episode number 3 of Series “Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world”.
Who are you? Where does your individual identity begin and end? While Western Societies strive to answer these questions through a biological view… conception, birth, adolescence, maturity and death… tribal cultures define identity by the myths and rituals of their society, by the people who rear them and by an organic continuum to which they belong. Explore these views of life and death through scenes taken from the family life of an abortion counsellor in Toronto, a boy’s initiation into manhood in a Brazilian Xavante tribe, a high school girl’s attempted, suicide and an Indonesian Sumbanese tribesman’s relationship to his dead relatives. Narrated by David Maybury-Lewis.

Credits

co-producer

Michael Grant

Richard Meech

production company

Biniman Productions

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1992

Appears in

Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world

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Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38850

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rites and ceremonies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Abortion

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Self

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Abortion

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Group identity

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Self

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Abortion

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Group identity

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Self

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Suicide

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Sound

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Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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