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Modern Tribalism


Mimi George and Rick Kent direct this social documentary about exhibits of primitive urges in materialistic America. Disenfranchised by organized religion, capitalism, and the general malaise of modern life, many people turn to ancient rituals. The first part of the film discusses the modern primitives movement with body piercer Fakir Musafar, an ad executive turned mystic, who explains how painful transformations are a path to enlightenment. The filmmakers then investigate the primal desire to watch...more