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Secrets of the Tribe

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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:José Padilha


Filmmaker Jose Padilha examines the ethical peccadilloes and procedural failings of a handful of anthropologists, with a tribe of native people suffering the consequences, in this documentary. In 1929, researchers first discovered the Yanomamo Indians, an indigenous tribe living in Brazil along the Amazon. The Yanomami were believed to be perhaps the last band of primitive peoples essentially untouched by civilization, and they became a favorite subject of study among anthropologists, especially in the...more