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21 out of 21 people found the following review useful:

one of the harshest mondo movies ever

10/10
Author: el_topo13 from California
26 August 2004

'The film you are about to see was made for a restricted academic audience……… The producers have decided to release this exceptional documentary through general distribution so that everyone can be aware of what happens in our cruel, chaotic and colorful world.' - producers introduction

YOU WILL SEE:

A brutal and prolonged flogging of a mentally ill man by Muslim elders of a village.

Sacrifice of various animals including chickens and antelope.

No less than 3 dozen circumcisions done with a big knife on little kids. The guy doing the cutting has hands that are shakier than an alcoholic with the DTs. OUCH!

A shaman sacrifices a jungle fowl by ripping it's beak off.

Insanely painful looking scenes of tooth chiseling to get a gap in the front teeth. This scene puts all other tooth violence films such as Manchurian Candidate to shame. Unbelievably graphic and hard to watch.

Some bush woman has a rather long (5-6 foot) snake shoved graphically (ie penetration shots) into her vagina to facilitate fertility.

One of the film crews interpreters gets bit by a cobra in the upper arm, after the poor guy lifts a rock, the cobra literally launches at him.

A snake handler lets a venomous snake bite him and a kid, to 'build up immunity'.

People let scorpions sting them many, many times. Then there is an arm-wrestling match where the loser gets stung by a scorpion.

More male circumcision on a group of little kids, all of whom are sporting mohawks like little Mr. T's of the African bush.

A camel that has broken it's leg has it's throat slashed and is then butchered.

Camel castration.

Insane amounts of bloody scarification carving with a razor on many people.

Carving a women's breasts with a razor, and then all over her body with hundreds if not thousands of little slices. Bloody as hell.

And the finale is a long segment with at least a dozen child female clit extraction "surgeries", utilizing a rusty razor blade. Absolutelyunfreakinbelievable. One girl has a seriously herniated belly button that pulsates as she struggles against the barbaric and hideous torture.

this is probably the harshest mondo i've seen yet. nasty stuff that had me wincing every couple minutes, or feeling like i was gonna blow chunks. definitely an experience i am pleased to have had though.

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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

It still makes me sick

4/10
Author: VDOdrone from Alabama
24 July 1999

This film acts as a documentary following a cannibalistic tribe in Africa. Though you can tell that it's not an actual documentary, the acts of the cannibals seem very, very real. I'm not going to describe the acts performed in this movie for the sake of any children who may stumble onto this page, but be warned, this is some sick stuff. It still makes me sick to think about some of it. If you want to see some less graphic depictions of death you might want to try out the Faces of Death series.

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