In the era of satellites, this country of mysteries, myths and undiscovered secrets hides behind green walls of impenetrable deep forest.


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New Guinea is the largest tropical island in the world. In the era of satellites, this country of mysteries, myths and undiscovered secrets hides behind green walls of impenetrable deep forest. In a labyrinth of dark swamps, people live high in the trees, in primitive conditions that have changed little since the Stone Age. The natives had not yet come in contact with white people, or with the conquests of our civilization. Entering their territory is a dangerous adventure. These places are discussed quietly and with respect. According to the missionaries, the natives practice cannibalism... Written by K2 studio

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9 December 2005 (Slovakia) See more »

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New Guinea

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Interesting but the folks who made this seemed a bit crazy!
25 August 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Much of Papua New Guinea is seemingly impenetrable forest filled with potentially hostile natives, malaria and other delights. The folks who made "Pururambo" decide to push into this inner portion of the island and document it on this film. I really appreciate it--as it offers an amazing look into a culture that is, in many ways, like the stone age. But I also marvel, as I cannot see risking your life like the filmmakers did! Plus, watching them eating some of the food they ate made Andrew Zimmern's "Bizarre Foods" seem tame by comparison--such as rats, bugs, grubs, brains, lizards and the like. I suppose that when you live in such isolation, you need to do what you can to survive--and it's interesting to see how much the natives love these delicacies.

If you do decide to watch this interesting documentary, be prepared to see lots of penises, breasts and unappetizing food--but also a rare look at a world about as foreign to us as you can get. Also be prepared for an ending that really makes no sense--like they just ran out of film--leaving a vaguely dissatisfying conclusion. Plus, while I could understand the narrator's point of view that missionaries and other westerners are destroying these people's culture, considering the HUGE mortality rates, cannibalism and the like, it makes you question whether NOT intervening or interacting is moral.

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