The Tightrope of power

United Kingdom, 1992

Film
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Episode number 9 of Series “Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world”.
How do tribal societies maintain social order and harmony without the vast legal and Government institutions that we rely on? This program invites the viewer to contrast the western forms of state to the tribal practice of democracy through consensus. We travel to Canada to witness the struggles of the Objiwa-Cree and Mohawk tribes against the Canadian Federal Government and to understand how their visions of the world can help us refine our definitions of democracy, pluralism and the state.

Credits

co-producer

Richard Meech

Michael Grant

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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ACMI Identifier

38856

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political science

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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