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A retired gay anthropologist revisits the native cultures he studied in his youth. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tobias Schneebaum ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Norman Mailer ... Himself
Michael Nelson Rockefeller ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
David Shapiro 
Laurie Gwen Shapiro 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Shapiro 
Laurie Shapiro 

Produced by
Peter Broderick .... executive producer
David S. Shapiro .... producer
Laurie Shapiro .... producer
Mark Stolaroff .... associate producer
Lorna Thomas .... consulting producer
Chris Vroom .... executive producer
Original Music by
Steven Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Liz Dory 
Jonathan Kovel (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Donahue 
Tula Goenka 
Sound Department
Peter Levin .... sound re-recording mixer
Evan Meszaros .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Liz Dory .... director of photography: additional photography (as Elizabeth Dory)
Animation Department
Rob Hammer .... animator
Stephen Moverley .... animator
Editorial Department
Rob Hammer .... apprentice editor
Mary Catherine Palumbos .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Paul O'Leary .... music supervisor
Other crew
Tiffany Bauer .... web site designer
John Zorn .... thanks

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Rated R for depiction of mature thematic material
93 min

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7 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Author: yaaah_69 from Saramento, Ca.....................

Schneebaum is a very charismatic man and to me the adventurous young anthropologist who headed into the jungles of Peru and Papua, New Guinea had much more huevos than most. And reducing him to the gay, feminine, non aggressive catagory,as being the only way he could be accepted into the tribe is just pure horse sh**. It only brings about the pure ignorance of what most people think 'gay' is...If Schneebaum wanted to prove that to be left to their natural inklings a tribe would run the gambit of sexual desires and he participated in the homosexual rite's does not mean that homosexuality was not there... and the most the other anthropologist's could come up with was; "he didn't keep a therapeutic distance" from the people he was studying.

It was in the Amazon Valley that something happened to Tobias, was it the raid on the other village and the killing of that tribe, or was it the eating of human flesh, had he almost gone over the brink. He was a painter until that experience and after, he never painted again. As far as the cannibal part, and why he did it, who knows as Tobias cannot come up with a logical answer, and as far as judging him for doing it, one must face his own demons in a situation that brought him to the brink. Had he gone to far,did the jungle cast him out?

It is a strange movie, but, although the subject matter is off the scale, it was entertaining. And one must give Tobias a nod for having the fortitude to go back and face his demons, and stare them down. I'm sure most people would not think that a "gay" thing to do. 8/10

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