Odd bit of video which apparently records the first encounter between Belgian film-maker Jean-Pierre Dutilleux and a Papuan tribe which had never come into contact with “the white man”.
What disturbs me is the fact that, except for the bit at the end, the soundtrack is replaced with some type of world music. It’s also impossible to tell to what extent this is staged.
But it did make me try to imagine never having seen yourself in a mirror. And the bit at the end, where tribesmen play with a tape recorder does have sound, and is therefore by far the most interesting.
Jean-Pierre Dutilleaux (via The tribe of Toulambis comes first into contact with white | VideoMan)