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Joe Leahy's Neighbours

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Joe Leahy's Neighbors in this documentary are the members of the Ganiga tribe of Papua, New Guinea. Joe, a half-breed member of the tribe, has completely adapted to white ways and has become a very wealthy coffee plantation owner, whose tribesmen work for him and (some would say) are exploited by him. Joe sees them as childlike and in need of protection and instruction in the ways of the greater world's money civilization. For instance, they don't know anything about land ownership, banks, and so on. No...more

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