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Dead Birds (1963)

Dead Birds
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Robert Gardner Robert Gardner
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National Film Registry Titles (648 items)
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Description: “Dead Birds is a film about the Dani, a people dwelling in the Grand Valley of the Baliem high in the mountains of West Irian. When I shot the film in 1961, the Dani had an almost classic Neolithic culture. They were exceptional in the way they focussed their energies and based their values on an elaborate system of intertribal warfare and revenge. Neighboring groups of Dani clans, separated by uncultivated strips of no man's land, engaged in frequent formal battles. When a warrior was killed in battle or died from a wound and even when a woman or a child lost their life in an enemy raid, the victors celebrated and the victims ... (more)
Tags: Documentary (1), Culture (1), Anthropology (1), Sort (1), True Films 200 (1)
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