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A farewell to the Sanema tribe
A farewell to the Sanema tribe

Duration: 01:02

Explorer Bruce Parry bids farewell to the Sanema tribe.

 
A farewell to the Suri tribe
A farewell to the Suri tribe

Duration: 01:02

The explorer Bruce Parry bids farewell to the Suri tribe and thanks them for their hospitality.

 
A Hamar cattle jumping ceremony
A Hamar cattle jumping ceremony

Duration: 01:30

Hamar women are willingly subjected to a whipping ritual before each cattle jumping ceremony.

 
A meeting with a Suri elder
A meeting with a Suri elder

Duration: 01:11

Explorer Bruce Parry explains how Suri society is centred on a spiritual leader called the komoru.

 
A meeting with the Nyangatom tribe
A meeting with the Nyangatom tribe

Duration: 01:34

The explorer Bruce Parry is introduced to a group of Nyangatom.

 
A night with the Nyangatom tribe
A night with the Nyangatom tribe

Duration: 01:43

Explorer Bruce Parry explains conditions are so hot and dry that most Nyangatom prefer to sleep outside.

 
A Nyangatom initiation ceremony
A Nyangatom initiation ceremony

Duration: 01:59

The explorer Bruce Parry is invited to join the Nyangatom tribe. He is given a Nyangatom name and takes part in an initiation ceremony.

 
A Nyangatom initiation ceremony
A Nyangatom initiation ceremony

Duration: 02:34

The explorer Bruce Parry becomes an honorary member of the Nyangatom tribe.

 
A successful crocodile hunt with the Dassanech
A successful crocodile hunt with the Dassanech

Duration: 02:40

The Dassanech hunters catch a large crocodile.

 
A Suri fortune teller predicts the future
A Suri fortune teller predicts the future

Duration: 01:18

Explorer Bruce Parry explains the Suri belief that the future can be told by studying goat intestines.

 
A Suri stick fight
A Suri stick fight

Duration: 02:18

The explorer Bruce Parry observes a traditional Suri donga or stick-fighting competition, an important event in the Suri calendar.

 
Adapting to the environment: Bajau Laut fishing
Adapting to the environment: Bajau Laut fishing

Duration: 04:57

A nomadic sea community in Indonesia called the Bajau Laut are more intimate with the ocean than any other culture on earth, the sea shapes their lives.

 
Attending a shamanic ritual
Attending a shamanic ritual

Duration: 02:11

Explorer Bruce Parry takes part in shamanic rituals which are an important part of Sanema village life.

 
Drums and dancing for spirits
Drums and dancing for spirits

Duration: 00:55

A group of Babongo villagers attempt to summon forest spirits from the forest.

 
Enemies of the Nyangatom tribe
Enemies of the Nyangatom tribe

Duration: 01:14

The village chief describes how the Nyangatom are surrounded by enemy tribes.

 
Entering the Adi homeland
Entering the Adi homeland

Duration: 01:00

The explorer Bruce Parry crosses into Arunachal Pradesh on his way to meet the Adi tribe.

 
Harsh realities of life for the Dassanech tribe
Harsh realities of life for the Dassanech tribe

Duration: 01:00

The traditional Dassanech way of life is based on cultivation and herding but life in this part of Ethiopia can be extremely tough.

 
How do the Nyangatom find water?
How do the Nyangatom find water?

Duration: 02:32

The explorer Bruce Parry sees how the Nyangatom depend on their hand-dug wells to survive.

 
Hunting with the Babongo tribe
Hunting with the Babongo tribe

Duration: 02:28

The explorer Bruce Parry joins a group of Babongo tribesmen on a rainforest hunt.

 
Introduction to indigenous populations
Introduction to indigenous populations

Duration: 01:35

A look at indigenous populations - how native people exist untouched by the modern world and how their existence is threatened.

 
Joining a Sanema hunt
Joining a Sanema hunt

Duration: 01:11

The explorer Bruce Parry joins a group of Sanema hunters as they head deep into the rainforest in search of game.

 
Life as a Suri cattle herder
Life as a Suri cattle herder

Duration: 01:17

The explorer Bruce Parry meets the Suri tribe and explains how they treat their cattle with care and reverence.

 
Living in a Kombai tree house
Living in a Kombai tree house

Duration: 01:15

Kombai families live in special tree houses which are easy to defend.

 
Living with the Adi - adopted by the Adi
Living with the Adi - adopted by the Adi

Duration: 01:30

The explorer Bruce Parry is adopted by an Adi family.

 
Living with the Adi - an Adi toilet
Living with the Adi - an Adi toilet

Duration: 00:55

The Adi tribe use domesticated pigs to dispose of their human waste.

 
Living with the Adi - building an Adi hut (pt 1/2)
Living with the Adi - building an Adi hut (pt 1/2)

Duration: 01:10

Members of the Adi tribe collect bamboo to build a traditional hut.

 
Living with the Adi - building an Adi hut (pt 2/2)
Living with the Adi - building an Adi hut (pt 2/2)

Duration: 02:00

Members of the Adi tribe use palm leaves to provide a roof for the hut they are building.

 
Living with the Adi - farewell
Living with the Adi - farewell

Duration: 02:00

The explorer Bruce Parry bids farewell to the Adi tribe.

 
Living with the Adi - how do the Adi keep clean?
Living with the Adi - how do the Adi keep clean?

Duration: 01:00

Members of the Adi tribe use special seed pods to keep clean.

 
Living with the Adi - how is Adi culture changing?
Living with the Adi - how is Adi culture changing?

Duration: 01:00

External influences are having an increasing effect on Adi identity and culture.

 
Living with the Adi - preparing for the Aran festival
Living with the Adi - preparing for the Aran festival

Duration: 01:45

A member of the Adi tribe prepares an unusual dish in readiness for the Aran festival.

 
Living with the Adi - trapping techniques
Living with the Adi - trapping techniques

Duration: 01:30

Members of the Adi tribe demonstrate a range of different trapping techniques to catch forest animals.

 
Living with the Adi - village life and developments
Living with the Adi - village life and developments

Duration: 00:50

Decisions affecting the Adi community are taken by a village council.

 
Living with the Adi - visiting an Adi healer
Living with the Adi - visiting an Adi healer

Duration: 02:00

While staying with the Adi, the explorer Bruce Parry visits a spiritual healer called the Miri.

 
Living with the Adi - what do the Adi eat?
Living with the Adi - what do the Adi eat?

Duration: 01:15

Members of the Adi tribe farm their land, keep chickens and hunt animals to survive.

 
Living with the Adi - why do the Adi keep mithuns?
Living with the Adi - why do the Adi keep mithuns?

Duration: 01:40

The Adi place great value on mithuns, a cross between a water buffalo and a cow, allowing them to roam freely as a symbol of an owner's wealth.

 
Living with the Adi tribe - a deer hunt
Living with the Adi tribe - a deer hunt

Duration: 02:20

The explorer Bruce Parry joins a group of Adi tribesmen on a deer hunt.

 
Living with the Darhad  - everyday life
Living with the Darhad - everyday life

Duration: 02:45

Wrestling and horse-riding are part of everyday life for the Darhad people.

 
Living with the Darhad - autumn migration (pt 1/2)
Living with the Darhad - autumn migration (pt 1/2)

Duration: 02:35

As winter approaches, the nomadic Darhad must move their herds to new pastures.

 
Living with the Darhad - autumn migration (pt 2/2)
Living with the Darhad - autumn migration (pt 2/2)

Duration: 02:20

As winter approaches, the nomadic Darhad must move their herds to new pastures. As they reach their destination the Darhad give thanks for a safe journey.

 
Living with the Darhad - herding life
Living with the Darhad - herding life

Duration: 02:00

Life in the Darhad Valley is tough and the Darhad depend on their herds of animals.

 
Living with the Darhad - joining a wolf hunt
Living with the Darhad - joining a wolf hunt

Duration: 01:25

Wolf hunts are a regular event as the Darhad try to protect their herds of animals.

 
Living with the Darhad - Rechinlhumbe
Living with the Darhad - Rechinlhumbe

Duration: 02:10

Renchinlhumbe is one of the larger settlements in the Darhad Valley in Mongolia.

 
Living with the Darhad - the Naadam Festival
Living with the Darhad - the Naadam Festival

Duration: 02:30

The Naadam Festival is a key event in the Darhad calendar.

 
Living with the Darhad - visiting a shaman
Living with the Darhad - visiting a shaman

Duration: 02:00

Shamanism is the dominant religion in the Darhad Valley, Mongolia.

 
Living with the Dassanech -  crocodile hunting skills
Living with the Dassanech - crocodile hunting skills

Duration: 02:00

The Dassanech hunters practise their crocodile hunting skills using a fake crocodile made out of reeds.

 
Living with the Dassanech - a crocodile hunt
Living with the Dassanech - a crocodile hunt

Duration: 03:30

The explorer Bruce Parry joins members of the Dassanech tribe as they hunt some of the largest crocodiles in Africa.

 
Living with the Dassanech - a rain clan gathering
Living with the Dassanech - a rain clan gathering

Duration: 01:00

Members of the Dassanech tribe dance and sing, hoping to bring rain for their crops and cattle.

 
Living with the Dassanech - collecting water
Living with the Dassanech - collecting water

Duration: 01:50

The Omo delta in Ethiopia is very hot and dry and the Dassanech tribe rely on waterholes for their water supply.

 
Living with the Dassanech - meeting the crocodile hunters
Living with the Dassanech - meeting the crocodile hunters

Duration: 02:30

A small community of Dassanech fishermen and crocodile hunters lives by the side of Lake Turkana.

 
Living with the Dassanech - preparing for a crocodile hunt
Living with the Dassanech - preparing for a crocodile hunt

Duration: 01:30

Members of the Dassanech tribe prepare for an upcoming crocodile hunt.

 
Living with the Dassanech - returning from the crocodile hunt
Living with the Dassanech - returning from the crocodile hunt

Duration: 01:30

The Dassanech hunters return from the lake and share out their crocodile meat.

 
Living with the Hamar - attitudes towards beer and hospitality
Living with the Hamar - attitudes towards beer and hospitality

Duration: 02:00

Members of the Hamar tribe make their own beer for an upcoming cattle jumping ceremony.

 
Living with the Hamar - attitudes towards whipping
Living with the Hamar - attitudes towards whipping

Duration: 02:00

A Hamar woman talks about being whipped at the cattle jumping ceremony.

 
Living with the Hamar - meeting with the Maza
Living with the Hamar - meeting with the Maza

Duration: 02:30

The explorer Bruce Parry interviews a group of Hamar men called the Maza, who have successfully completed the cattle jumping ceremony.

 
Living with the Hamar - participating in the cattle jump
Living with the Hamar - participating in the cattle jump

Duration: 03:00

The explorer Bruce Parry participates in a Hamar cattle jumping ceremony.

 
Living with the Hamar - preparing for the cattle jump
Living with the Hamar - preparing for the cattle jump

Duration: 02:30

Before taking part in a Hamar cattle jump, participants must go through many rituals.

 
Living with the Hamar - tasting honey
Living with the Hamar - tasting honey

Duration: 01:30

Members of the Hamar tribe collect honey from hives placed around the village.

 
Living with the Hamar - the chief's family
Living with the Hamar - the chief's family

Duration: 02:20

The explorer Bruce Parry is invited to experience family life with the chief of the Hamar tribe and his family.

 
Living with the Hamar - visiting a local market
Living with the Hamar - visiting a local market

Duration: 02:30

A visit to market provides an opportunity for the Hamar to meet friends and trade goods.

 
Living with the Kombai  - introduction to Papua
Living with the Kombai - introduction to Papua

Duration: 02:00

Large areas of Papua on the island of New Guinea are still to be discovered. The explorer Bruce Parry travels to Papua to meet the Kombai tribe.

 
Living with the Kombai -  life in Wangamalo
Living with the Kombai - life in Wangamalo

Duration: 01:10

The village of Wangamalo, Papua, was founded by Christian missionaries. Some Kombai have moved to the village in the hope of a better life although most still live in forest communities.

 
Living with the Kombai - a wild pig hunt
Living with the Kombai - a wild pig hunt

Duration: 02:00

The explorer Bruce Parry joins a group of Kombai tribesmen on a wild pig hunt.

 
Living with the Kombai - beliefs about cannibalism
Living with the Kombai - beliefs about cannibalism

Duration: 03:30

Members of the Kombai tribe discuss their beliefs regarding cannibalism.

 
Living with the Kombai - catching fish
Living with the Kombai - catching fish

Duration: 01:20

A Kombai tribesman uses traditional methods to catch fish.

 
Living with the Kombai - cooking breakfast
Living with the Kombai - cooking breakfast

Duration: 01:00

Members of a Kombai family prepare a breakfast of baked pork.

 
Living with the Kombai - felling a sago palm
Living with the Kombai - felling a sago palm

Duration: 03:20

Members of the Kombai tribe use basic tools to fell a sago palm tree.

 
Living with the Kombai - hunting barefoot
Living with the Kombai - hunting barefoot

Duration: 01:30

Kombai tribesmen hunt barefoot in the rainforest. They benefit from tough leathery soles to their feet because they have never used shoes.

 
Living with the Kombai - leaving the Kombai
Living with the Kombai - leaving the Kombai

Duration: 01:40

The explorer Bruce Parry bids farewell to the Kombai tribe.

 
Living with the Kombai - meeting the Kombai
Living with the Kombai - meeting the Kombai

Duration: 01:00

The explorer Bruce Parry makes contact with the isolated Kombai tribe of Papua.

 
Living with the Kombai - what future for the Kombai?
Living with the Kombai - what future for the Kombai?

Duration: 01:35

Papua is rich in natural resources and external influences are beginning to impact on the Kombai way of life. The Kombai face an uncertain future.

 
Meeting the Sanema elders
Meeting the Sanema elders

Duration: 01:04

The explorer Bruce Parry is welcomed by members of the Sanema tribe.

 
Modern weapons in tribes
Modern weapons in tribes

Duration: 02:29

Explorer Bruce Parry looks at how the arrival of modern weapons has had a profound impact on Suri society.

 
Nomadic life: Mongolian horse herders
Nomadic life: Mongolian horse herders

Duration: 05:16

The Mongolian steppe is home to a community of wandering horse herders. These nomads have survived here for a very long time, maintaining their culture and ancient traditions.

 
Relaxing with the Ibex warriors
Relaxing with the Ibex warriors

Duration: 02:21

A group of Nyangatom Ibex warriors take part in wrestling and spear-throwing competitions.

 
Rivalry between different tribes
Rivalry between different tribes

Duration: 01:17

Members of the Suri tribe describe their conflict with a neighbouring tribe.

 
Sanema attitudes towards hunting
Sanema attitudes towards hunting

Duration: 01:44

The Sanema are skilled hunters and have a close relationship with their natural surroundings.

 
Sanema attitudes towards marriage
Sanema attitudes towards marriage

Duration: 01:41

Explorer Bruce Parry explains female members of the Sanema tribe usually get married at a very young age.

 
Suri men prepare for a stick fight
Suri men prepare for a stick fight

Duration: 01:54

Suri men gather and prepare for an upcoming stick-fighting competition.

 
Sustainable fishing: Lamalera whale-hunters in Indonesia
Sustainable fishing: Lamalera whale-hunters in Indonesia

Duration: 05:14

A small coastal community living in the Indonesian archipelago depend heavily on fishing for their livelihood. Following ancient traditions they catch sperm whales as a means to survive.

 
Sustainable hunting in the Arctic
Sustainable hunting in the Arctic

Duration: 05:31

The Arctic is the coldest place on Earth and humans can only survive here if they live sustainably, using skills passed down from generation to generation.

 
Sustainable living: Korowai tribe and tree houses
Sustainable living: Korowai tribe and tree houses

Duration: 05:37

The Korowai tribe live in the jungle in West Papua. They are one of the few communities in the world that truly understand how to survive a challenging environment and build their homes in an unique way.

 
The Darhad people of Mongolia (pt 1/2)
The Darhad people of Mongolia (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:39

The Darhad of northern Mongolia are nomadic. They have a traditional lifestyle, but are in touch with the modern world.

 
The Darhad people of Mongolia (pt 2/2)
The Darhad people of Mongolia (pt 2/2)

Duration: 02:56

The Darhad of northern Mongolia are nomadic and migrate for the winter.

 
The Darhad valley of Mongolia
The Darhad valley of Mongolia

Duration: 02:16

The nomads of the Darhad valley in Mongolia use their knowledge of the carrying capacity of the land to determine when they should migrate.

 
The Ibex warriors of the Nyangatom tribe
The Ibex warriors of the Nyangatom tribe

Duration: 02:13

The explorer Bruce Parry follows a group of young Nyangatom warriors called the Ibex.

 
The Kombai of Papau New Guinea
The Kombai of Papau New Guinea

Duration: 03:36

The Kombai of Papua New Guinea live outside the modern world. How do they survive in the rainforest?

 
The new Babongo village chief discusses the future
The new Babongo village chief discusses the future

Duration: 01:39

The new village chief-in-waiting describes how he wants to leave the Babongo.

 
The population of the Waipai tribe in the Brazilian Amazon
The population of the Waipai tribe in the Brazilian Amazon

Duration: 00:51

The indigenous Waipai tribe live in the Amazonian rainforest. The Waipai way of life has been changed by contact with the outside world.

 
The role of women in the Dassanech tribe
The role of women in the Dassanech tribe

Duration: 01:00

Women play an important role within the Dassanech tribe - here they relax and share some banter at the expense of a visitor.

 
The Sanema - changing settlement patterns
The Sanema - changing settlement patterns

Duration: 01:32

A member of the Sanema tribe explains why they have been forced to settle rather than moving from place to place within the rainforest.

 
The Sanema people of Venezuela
The Sanema people of Venezuela

Duration: 05:02

An introduction to the Sanema people of Venezuela, looking at aspects of daily life in the Sanema villages.

 
The Suri people of Ethiopia
The Suri people of Ethiopia

Duration: 05:12

The Suri people of Ethiopia are semi-nomadic herders. They live in villages but must move when better grazing is needed.

 
The Suri tribe - wearing a lip plate
The Suri tribe - wearing a lip plate

Duration: 02:49

A group of Suri women explain the significance of their lip plates.

 
Visiting a Dassanech village
Visiting a Dassanech village

Duration: 02:00

The Dassanech people are a group of herders and hunters living on the Omo Delta in southern Ethiopia.

 
Visiting a Nyangatom chief
Visiting a Nyangatom chief

Duration: 02:44

The explorer Bruce Parry is invited to stay with the Nyangatom.

 
What do the Nyangatom eat?
What do the Nyangatom eat?

Duration: 01:31

Members of the Nyangatom tribe explain how they depend on their goats and cattle for food.

 
What do the Suri eat and drink?
What do the Suri eat and drink?

Duration: 01:33

The Suri diet is centred on a thick beer made from ground maize.

 
Where do the Adi live?
Where do the Adi live?

Duration: 01:00

The Adi people are a group of farmers and hunters living in north-eastern India.

 
Where do the Babongo tribe live?
Where do the Babongo tribe live?

Duration: 01:08

The Babongo tribe are a group of forest-dwelling people living in central Gabon in western Africa.

 
Where do the Nyangatom live?
Where do the Nyangatom live?

Duration: 01:59

The Nyangatom are a group of herders living in south-western Ethiopia close to the border with Sudan and Kenya.

 
Where do the Sanema tribe live?
Where do the Sanema tribe live?

Duration: 01:09

The Sanema people are part of the Yanomami tribe and live in the rainforests of southern Venezuela.

 
Where do the Suri tribe live?
Where do the Suri tribe live?

Duration: 01:47

The explorer Bruce Parry meets the Suri tribe, a group of herders and traders living in south-western Ethiopia.

 
Women of the Sanema collecting firewood
Women of the Sanema collecting firewood

Duration: 02:40

Explorer Bruce Parry collects firewood with the women and children of the Sanema tribe.

 

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