6 must-watch films & documentaries inspired by Tribes

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After an inspiring and efficient day of working at Tribes it’s time to relax. Here’s a list of must-watch movies and documentaries based on our hero-tribes! So sit down, dim the lights and relax!

First contact: lost tribe of the Amazon (2016)

Documentary about the first contact of José Carlos Meirelles with members of a previously isolated tribe called the Txapanawa on the bank of the Envira River in the village of Simpatia in Brazil. Watch the documentary here.

Jago: A Life Underwater (2015)

An award-winning documentary about Rohani, an 80-year-old Bajau hunter who dives on a single breath descending to great depths for several minutes. You can watch the trailer here.

Tales by light: Tribes S1:E6 (2015)

Photographer Art Wolfe attends a Sing Sing in Papua New Guinea and meets the Asaro and the Huli people. He captures their mud masks and their yellow faces before he goes to the Surma, also Suri people in Ethiopia. You can watch the episode here.

Tales by light: Preserving Indigenous Culture Part 1 S3:E5 (2018)

Dylan River showcases his family’s filmmaking tradition in the outback of Australia. He focuses his work on the Aboriginal native art which adorns the rock faces in the area. Watch the episode here.

Once Were Warriors (1994)

This film was voted the best New Zealand film of all time in 2014, portraying an urban Maori family plagued with poverty, domestic violence and substance abuse. An oldie, but definitely a must see. You can watch the trailer here.

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

This film is an epic drama about the effect of European colonialism on the Amazon and its inhabitants. It’s inspired by the journal of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes. Take a look at the trailer here

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