Re: Videos about the tourism industry

Kathleen Fitzhugh (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 10:01:00 -0800 (PST)

Hi Sharon;

>From an anthropological angle you might want to consider Cannibal Tours,
it's available from Direct Cinema (800 525-000). It's not cheap at
$350.00 but it has proven one of more popular tapes. Here's our OPAC
summary description:

Cannibal Tours. Direct Cinema Ltd., 1987. (77 min.)1/2 in.
When tourists today journey to the farthest reaches of Papua New Guinea,
is it the indigenous tribespeople or the white visitors who are the
cultural oddity? This unusual documentary explores the differences and
the surprising similarities that emerge when Western and New Guinean
people meet within the context of organized "travel adventure tours."
This gently ironic film neither condones nor condemns the tourists or the
Papua New Guineans. It offers a series of striking observations that
exemplify the quandry of culture clash and the human sameness of people
Subjects: Culture conflict -- Papua New Guinea. Tourist trade --
Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs.

Kathleen Fitzhugh
Media Resources Center
UC Berkeley