The Tribe In The Picture

In May of 2008 a picture was released from the Brazilian capital to Survival International, it was quickly picked up by the world media and caught the publics imagination. Taken in the remote part of the Brazilian Amazon, it shows naked painted figures firing arrows at a passing plane. Who are they, why are they their and why was the picture that claims there are un-contacted tribes in the Amazon dismissed as a hoax? This is the story of a dangerous story deep into a vast expansive forest to find out more about the tribe in the picture. Richard Warman, veteran producers of many films about tribes in remote regions is mounting an expedition with filmmaker Ben Young to find out the truth.

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  • Steve

    Complete waste of time, I’ll save you the effort – they don’t fnd the tribe and they show the same photo about a good hundred times.

  • Brent Hughes

    So horribly pixelated that I felt compelled to read the commentaries (only 1), which was such a poor review that I terminated my viewing and am grateful to the first reviewer.

  • Andy

    I’ve submitted a link for a higher resolution version, though still not fantastic.
    However, if you’re watching this to see them capture the tribe, that’s not their intention. The background is, this dude is wanting to preserve them and leave them untouched. It’s suspected they have migrated from Peru where illegal logging has pushed them out and even killed them.

    The video shows this dude (can’t remember his name) trying to prove the photo, which is in question by some. The local Indians who are in contact with ‘white man’ refer to these Indians as wild, while the show describes them as isolated Indians.

    They apparently attack and steal from the Indians who want to make contact, however the dude is trying to persuade them not to make contact but keep their land safe. The documentary feels more like him trying to sell this idea while the filmmakers have tried to create the impression they were being hunted by these Indians. It was kind of interesting but maybe a little misguided.