The US slaughtered their Indians, and made the most of their natural resources, so who are they to tell developing countries how to behave?
Reel tells this big story through a small one: the discovery of a lone Indian living deep in the Brazilian rainforest. The Contact Front is the government group tasked with protecting the remaining tribes-people, but is a single Indian a tribe? And what if he doesn’t want to be contacted, even by the good guys?
Reel teases out the paradoxes – and high drama – of anthropology in action.
The Last of the Tribe
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