When tourists journey to the furthermost reaches of the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea, is it the indigenous tribespeople or the white visitors who are the cultural oddity? This film ... See full summary »

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When tourists journey to the furthermost reaches of the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea, is it the indigenous tribespeople or the white visitors who are the cultural oddity? This film explores the difference (and the surprising similarities) that emerge when "civilized" and "primitive" people meet. With dry humor and acute observation CANNIBAL TOURS explodes cultural assumptions as it provides a pointed look at a fabulous phenomenon. Written by Anonymous

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1988 (Australia)  »

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cynical travelogue of European tourists in New Guinea
2 February 2000 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

This cynical ethnographic documentary takes an anthropological tour of New Guinea with a group of European tourists. The relationship between the "civilized" Westerners, "savage" natives, and omniscient camera is very fascinating. Amusing moments of ignorance and lots of shots of some Italian chick's scrawny ass. "They're close enough," she says moments after encouraging a group of children to pose by her so she could have her photo taken.


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