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Cannibal Tours (1988)

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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Dennis O'Rourke
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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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The truth about tourism.
16 February 2000 | by gulagSee all my reviews

In the microcosm of a relatively new tourist location like New Guinea the film makers nail their subject. Tourism twists the reality of both Tourist and the Host. What happens in every tourist destination on earth is revealed in its brutal infancy here. What is brilliant about the film is that it translates the Dialogue of both the German and other tourists and the Papua tribes. The desire of the tourists to have cannibalism restaged for them gets to the heart of the matter. This is a film everyone on a tourist board or in tourist locale MUST see. A great film about what we are doing >


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Australia

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English

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1988 (Australia) See more »

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