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Mentawai/Indonesia

Episode 6 of 6

Six women each live for a month with a tribe. High-flying Andy stays with the Mentawai, a fierce tribe living on an island off the coast of Indonesia.

Six women each live for a month with six different tribes all over the world. The Mentawai live deep in the jungle on a remote island off the coast of Indonesia - a monogamous tribe where women are tattooed and sharpen their teeth. Their lives are dominated by the spirit world and male sikerei, or witch doctors, watch over the village.

Living with them for the next month is 38-year-old Andy Wraith. Andy is deeply-driven. Not happy with just being a dentist, she's also qualified as a doctor and an anaesthetist. She has run marathons, rowed for her university and fenced for Britain. But she realises that she has a problem. In her cluttered and successful world, she seems to have forgotten herself. Amongst the Mentawai, high-flying Andy is adopted as a daughter of the tribe, and is forced to revaluate just what success means.

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Thu 28 Aug 2008 01:45

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Role Contributor
Presenter Paul McGann
Director Joseph Maxwell

Broadcasts

  • Sun 27 Jul 2008 22:00
  • Mon 28 Jul 2008 23:20
  • Mon 28 Jul 2008 23:50
  • Thu 28 Aug 2008 00:15
  • Thu 28 Aug 2008 01:45