Mending Ways

Mending Ways

Canela Indians of Brazil

Streaming Video - 2005
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For the Canela, peace is more important than justice, and sharing-especially of sexual partners-means survival and prosperity. By putting the good of the tribe first, the Canela have retained their tribal identity for centuries, thanks both to the bonding that occurs through ritualized, extramarital, multiple-partner sex and to their ability to maintain communal harmony via their intricate family relationships. But can they survive the outside influences of sexual monogamy and materialism, which have finally infiltrated the tribe? This program, based on the research of Smithsonian Institution anthropologist Dr. William H. Crocker, documents the unique Canela way of life, focusing on their extraordinary bonding rituals and their conflict resolution skills they call "mending ways. Contains nudity. A Co-production of the National Human Studies Film Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c1999.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Canela Indians of Brazil

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