FILMS / BRIEF SURVEY / TEN THOUSAND YEARS OLDER  
   
 
 © by Werner Herzog Film  Synopsis:

In 1981, the last of the hidden tribes that had lived a nomadic life in the remotest parts of the Brazilian rain forest was finally contacted by our civilization. This event propelled a tribal people from a stone-age existence into the world of TV, cars, and big cities.

They were pushed 10.000 years ahead in time. Most of them died away quickly from chickenpox and the common cold – for them, lethal diseases against which they did not have millennia in which to develop immunity. The children of those who survived feel embarrassed to be born of “savage” parents. They prefer to speak Portuguese, and want to be Brazilians.


German, English
10 Minutes, 35mm colour
2001

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