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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:10 AM

Tribe in Papua New Guinea meets white man for the first time. Filmed in 1976.

This is mesmerizing to watch!


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Reply Tribe in Papua New Guinea meets white man for the first time. Filmed in 1976. (Original post)
Quixote1818 Nov 2012 OP
freshwest Nov 2012 #1
jkirch Nov 2012 #2
Shankapotomus Nov 2012 #3
lovemydog Nov 2012 #4
ErikJ Nov 2012 #5
NickP Nov 2012 #6
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #14
jberryhill Nov 2012 #7
David__77 Nov 2012 #8
Lucky Luciano Nov 2012 #9
yellerpup Nov 2012 #10
excringency Nov 2012 #11
slackmaster Nov 2012 #12
plcdude Nov 2012 #13

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:50 AM

1. Beautiful. But it may not be long before they say, 'there goes the neighborhood.'

He was very fortunate that the natives were so open and accepting of him, very generous.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:50 AM

2. Thanks.

Very enjoyable viewing. I wish there was more!

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Response to jkirch (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:11 AM

3. There is more

part 2:



part 3:

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:15 AM

4. Wow, that's mind-blowing to watch.

Thanks for sharing. I can't imagine what that must have been like, both for the tribal people and for the explorers. Riveting. I'll come back and watch part 2 tomorrow.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:20 AM

5. Very brave. I would think they would have used another New Guinean to ease the transition

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:08 AM

6. Wow.

I cannot begin to find words on how utterly amazing this is to watch. Thank you for posting.

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Response to NickP (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:04 AM

14. Boy I second you. I thought the very same thing. It was so interesting to see. I wish

 

we have more programs like this. Maybe americans would appreciate what we have such as the importance of salt and a match.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:14 AM

7. I had the same feeling the first time I met a French person too!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:45 AM

8. I wonder if this is a hoax, as some anthropologists think.

There's a long journal article exploring this case: http://terrain.revues.org/pdf/2820

Unfortunately, it's in French. But an excerpt, roughly translated: "Brought to taste matches, to spit out the rice and frightened of his own image in a mirror, the main actor in this sketch devoted to the authentic told me crying shame. The Toulambis could only follow the letter directing the parties Papuan guides to meet them dictated to them by their own vision of the Stone Age. Have hidden their metal tools and removed their belts of beads and plastic pieces of European clothes they wore, they are bent to orders on behalf of the nurses who had earlier spread the news of their "discovery" . Who lives in four days walk from the nearest clinics in a region of endemic malaria, a little quinine is well worth a good joke. "

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:55 AM

9. will check later. seems interesting! nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:22 AM

10. Fascinating.

I watched all three. Riveting.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:15 AM

11. The video of Part 4 contains

scenes of the following day where the tribe lost voting rights through voter suppression. A white judge from Maine couldn't believe all of those Black people were voting.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:22 AM

12. Beautiful. This must be the basis of the Molombo Tribe scene in the movie Airplane.

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:41 AM

13. Thanks for sharing

I lived in the central highlands of PNG from 1973 to 1980 and had similar experiences in the Lai River Valley.

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