A tribe in Papua New Guinea meets a civilized man for the first time. Filmed in 1976. They have never seen modern civilization, or any modern technology. Pap...
Yes, I noticed that one of them had his stone axe at the ready!
Of course, human facial expressions are universal and hardwired, and they don't shift culture to culture. Their sense of wonder and fear is amazing and unmistakable. We can certainly infer what they are probably thinking, but not entirely. I don't think I'm capable of such feelings, not in the same way they are. I suppose experience and exposure robs us of that.
Can you imagine possessing that kind of wonder at something new?
It may seem odd to us who live in a world that changes and has changed so much, but until the last 200 years or so, societies changed very slowly, and people died in pretty much the same environment into which they were born. If they were born in a grass hut, they died in a grass hut. If they were born a servant of the king, they died a servant of the king. The same for these people.
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