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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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Awards:
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A well deserved after thought to a powerful book See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Thanks
John Zorn .... thanks
 

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Rated R for depiction of mature thematic material
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93 min
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A well deserved after thought to a powerful book, 25 May 2001
Author: Wormy from Miami, FL

After receiving both the original book and passes to the film I was pleased to see the ever lasting effect a year with natives in Peru can have on a person. It is one thing to be actually in that moment and appreciate what a life changing event is taking place, but it is another to actually continue to live with the effects that it can have on you for decades to come. Perhaps it is a curse to actually become another person with a totally different identy only to return to a world that could never understand your actions and motives while in the moment, but I beleve that Tobias understood the life-long effect that it would have on him, both positive and negative.

Tobias came across, in the book as well as the film, as a man who was longing for something that he didn't quite know what. And until his return 45 years after leaving the tribe I didn't sense any closure on his part for the "family" that he left behind. The "civilized" world's inability to comprehend his actions while there only added to this sense of an unfinished chapter in the original book. The film alone is a beautiful story about a man coming to terms with himself and his enviroment, but with Tobias' book it is a complete journey into one man's quest to find himself. Read the book first to fully appreciate a stunning film.

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