Last Tribes of Mindanao, The

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Last Tribes of Mindanao, The

  • 1972 ----- color ----- 50 min ----- 16mm
  • Mindanao is a rugged forested island in the Philippines. The tribes who have escaped modernizing influences live as their ancestors have lived for nearly five thousand years. The people of Luzon view Mindanao as a frontier ripe for exploitation, rich in minerals, timber and farmland and have attempted to "colonize" the island, at the expense of the tribes. Shows how Manuel Elizade, Jr. works to avert tragic collision between the two forces, to "ease" the tribes into the 20th Century and to educate the Filipino society to value its minority groups.
  • Topics: (Anthropology: Cultural, Austronesia)