Paraguay is home to extravagantly diverse people that inhabit both the shrinking rain forest and the populated cities in South America. The Ache Indians have lived here for centuries. Today wealthy visitors also come to this beautiful country. This 49 minute DVD shows the beauty and the lifestyle of the Gatu tribe as filmed by anthropologists living among them.
The Ache Indians were found as early as the 17th century by Jesuits who saw them as peaceful, nomadic hunter-gatherers moving through the rain forest. The Indians speak Spanish, and they are among the last tribes who live 100 percent from the forest and its provisions. Their ancestors were hunter-gatherers for generations, but the Ache Indian of today is struggling with the presence of the 21st century reducing their land and bringing danger leading to cultural extinction.
Like most Indians, they are extremely intuitive and in touch with the animal kingdom as well as their environment. Sequences in the DVD photograph and explain the communication that was developed enduring extensive stays. The documentary shows up close the camp preparations, trips into the forests for food, the hunting tools that they used and their ancient traditions and customs. Throughout the documentary, you will hear interviews with the Ache about their past and their added difficulties they face with their future.
This digital DVD is an exciting and interesting way to watch indigent people living so close to advanced societies. Paraguay is a beautiful country to visit, and this DVD is an enhancing way to view a culture and a country without leaving home.
Viewer discretion is advised due to cultural nudity.
The Ache Indians of Paraguay
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-1-60825-449-1
- Run Time: 49 Minutes
- Copy Right Date: 2008