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The Poison People

Film investigates the Zuruaha tribe of the Brazilian Amazon and their responses when colonizers moved into their ancestral lands forcing them to abandon many of their cultural traditions. With the continued destruction of the rainforest, the people have been relocated to a small preserve and the remaining 138 villagers have become known as the poison people, because rather than witness the slow death of their tribe, the "bravest" commit suicide with the poison they manufacture for their hunting arrows. In Native dialects and Portuguese with English subtitles. 1991. 28 min.

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