BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 9248

Living with the Kombai - cooking breakfast

Living with the Kombai - cooking breakfast
Key Info
  • Living with the Kombai - cooking breakfast
  • Duration: 01:00
  • The explorer Bruce Parry watches as members of the Kombai tribe cook breakfast. The Kombai don't have pots and pans - some pork is wrapped in palm leaves and baked under a pile of hot stones. Kombai men hunt wild pigs in the forest and the women raise domesticated pigs to give as gifts or for tribal ceremonies. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Tribe website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    People and the Environment: Tribes

  • Keywords: Oceania, bamboo, Bruce Parry, culture, fire, food, forest, Indonesia, jungle, Kombai, New Guinea, Papua, pig, pork, rainforest, rattan, tribe
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on cultural understanding and diversity or a study of people and their environment. Ask your learners to list the range of forest products used by the Kombai to prepare the breakfast. Include a brief description of what each forest product is used for. Further resources on the native people of Papua can be found on the website:
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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