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Beyond the Gates of Splendor

  • Release Date: Nov 05, 2004
  • Rated: some violent content and thematic elements
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Jim Hanon
  • Cast:Dawa. Full cast + crew


In 1956, a group of five American missionaries were sent to Ecuador, where they introduced themselves to the Aucas, a tribe of indigenous people who lived near the Eastern Amazon River. The Auca tribe was among the most violent societies on Earth -- six out of ten deaths among the tribe were homicide, and they were even more bloodthirsty with outsiders than they were with their own. The Americans attempted to convince the Aucas of their good intentions, but they were soon speared to death by members of...more