Secrets of the Tribe
Documentary investigating the 1960s and 70s anthropological research on the Amazon's Yanomami Indian tribe, which became a scandalous tale of academic ethics and infighting.
The field of anthropology goes under the magnifying glass in a fiery investigation of the seminal research on Yanomami Indians, also known as the 'Fierce People'. In the 1960s and 70s, a steady stream of anthropologists filed into the Amazon Basin to observe this 'virgin' society untouched by modern life. Thirty years later, the events surrounding this infiltration have become a scandalous tale of academic ethics and infighting.