First Contact

First Contact - Emily Cole ANTH 2100 First Contact Film...

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Emily Cole ANTH 2100 First Contact Film Review First Contact shows native peoples living in the highlands of New Guinea. The main idea of the film is to show how cultures change after contact with outsiders, such as the white Australians. The native’s belief that they were the only people in the world was shattered as the white men arrived in greater numbers. The film also showed the system of colonization geared toward the inhabitants of New Guinea. The major concept from the reading exemplified in this film is colonialism, specifically hidden colonialism. The Australian prospectors greatly exploited gold found in the highlands of New Guinea. Originally, there was hope that the white men would spur progress to civilization. However, not much change took place after the white men’s arrival. Extraction of gold was the main goal. The natives lived in a close-bounded world prior to the arrival of white men, as characteristic of a tribal society. When the Australians moved into the area, they started
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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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