This series of three Tribal Odyssey films explores rituals from within the most interesting and unexplored cultures. There are comparisons across endangered peoples from the remotest jungles to the exploration of the most colourful cultures known to humankind. Rituals in traditional societies mark moments in time. Rituals symbolise beginnings and ends, cycles of life and death in the natural world and the passing to other worlds. Rituals unite people to a common understanding of the world and communicate tradition.
Each tribe featured is geographically located with computer graphics. The demographics and logistical composition of the tribes are recreated graphically to give a real context to these peoples' lives and the world in which they live.
Shamans and Witchdoctors
A programme exploring healing, exorcism and the initiation of shamans and important religious festivals, body art and costumes, wizards and witches, spirits, good and evil, incantations and forecasts, curses and spells.
Broadcast Distribution: National Geographic Television International