Film Review 2

Film Review 2 - Emily Cole ANTH 2100 Nomads of the...

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Emily Cole ANTH 2100 Nomads of the Rainforest Film Review 2 Nomads of the Rainforest documents the isolated Waorani, a band society. The film also discusses how they are slowly being pushed out of their traditional way of life. The group lives in the Amazon rainforest, near Ecuador. There have very close-knit family ties. Kin is central to the day-to-day actions of the band. The band is egalitarian as well. They practice communal sharing; the whole band will share captured game, no matter who killed the animal. In fact, sharing has come to be the most important value among the people. The Waorani are also very integrated with the natural environment. Almost all tools come from nature. The steel axe is a relatively new addition, pulling the band into the modern world. When the Waorani found the axes, they believed them to be made by the creator, not man. The men use blowguns, constructing the majority of these primitive weapons from the natural environment. The use of the steel axe has sped up the process
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course ANTH 2100 taught by Professor Hartman during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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