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Film Review 1 - Emily Cole ANTH 2100 Cannibal Tours Film...

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Emily Cole ANTH 2100 Cannibal Tours Film Review The film Cannibal Tours takes place along the Sepik River in New Guinea. The film displays the interaction of Westerners and Papua New Guineans, giving both the etic and emic perspectives. However, whether the Westerners hold a rational perspective remains questionable. The film highlights ethnocentric thinking on behalf of the tourists. It appears that the tourists almost view the natives as one might look at animals in the zoo, analyzing the natives and evaluating the degree of daily living. It is clear the tourists are on vacation and not necessarily making an effort to better understand life on New Guinea. The type of society in which the Papua New Guineans exist is a folk society, staying in more of a peasant community. The film did not explain much about kin, but it seems that institutionalized stranger relationships exist. That is, if tourists are considered as stranger relationships. Of course, the tourists come from urban societies, with high
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