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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Travel Channel
  • DVD Release Date: October 20, 2009
  • Run Time: 348 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002FUIJ5G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,647 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In the third season of: Living With the Tribe, explorers Mark Anstice and Oliver (Olly) Steeds travel to the Peruvian Amazon to experience life with the remote Machigenga.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Glenn H Shepard Jr on January 4, 2013
As reported in countless international media outlets like the Guardian, Huffington Post, Survival International, Indian Country and others, the program is full of egregious misrepresentations, mistranslations and outright falsifications about the life, culture and habits of the Matsigenka (Machiguenga) people of Peru. The producers assume no one in the audience understands Matsigenka, but I do. When a villager "surprises" them in his garden at night and says he thought they were "a herd of boar," the translation reads, "If you were colonists, he would have tied you up and cut off all your skin." The Matsigenka are generous hosts. It is inconceivable they would subject foreign visitors to the initiation trials portrayed in the show, forcing Olly to sleep outside for laziness, making them "gather food for the tribe," sending them to search for a lost child, insisting they take a psychoactive brew before embarking on a (phony) pilgrimage, abandoning them on a raft in rapids, making them compete with a third suitor for a young bride, and otherwise testing their "manliness." Such portrayals are false and insulting, leading audience members to comment on the program blog that the Matsigenka are mean and savage people. I am shocked by Mark & Olly's narcissistic antics, their gross misrepresentations of Matsigenka culture, and their disregard for consequences inflicted on native communities. I am dismayed with Travel Channel's involvement since the parent company, Discovery Channel, worked with me on two award-winning films about the Matsigenka, Spirits of the Rainforest and The Spirit Hunters. -- Glenn Shepard, blogging at "Notes from the Ethnoground": [...]
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I absolutely LOVE Mark & Olly Living with the Machigenga. Unfortunately, most people know them for the Hyahuasca trip they went on in this video but these guys really and honestly want to learn the ways of these people. Besides, the Hyahuasca was the only way they could prove themselves to be able to go to the Sacred Bend with the other Machigenga. This is why these tribes let them in and thank goodness they did because you learn about the similarities of those tribes and our world. Also Mark and Olly have different approaches that make it very interesting. It's cool to see how focused this and the other tribes they visit in other videos look at masculinity and how important that bringing food to the table is.
You'll find yourself falling in love with the people and their ways. This is where we all came from. It's amazing they still exist to this day. I hope they never go away.

The only negative I have about this is I wish this was in Hi Def and I wish I could ask these guys questions. Oh, and I'd LOVE to see deleted scenes. I'm sure they have MOTNHS of footage that was pulled from the final edit.
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By Luong on June 12, 2014
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I'm very interested in this kind of film. I like all "Living with..." I purchased them 2 times and felt happy with money I paid for them.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By FolkFan on March 13, 2012
The narrators claim that Mark and Olly are going to find one of the most "mysterious" tribes of the Amazon. Unfortunately, the Machigenga are not mysterious, because they've had a long history of interaction with Europeans that is full of horrors. So staging a supposedly unrehearsed meeting between the whites and unassimilated Machigenga would have been dangerous. Every scene was clearly set up, nothing was spontaneous. When Mark and Olly were told they were going to enter another "ordeal", like eating monkey meat, they never looked surprised. The whole thing reeked of phoniness. Sometimes you could see that the natives wore green nylon shorts under their cushma robes.

Instead of a "reality show" they could have spent the same amount of time and money making a documentary that actually showed how the Machigenga live and asked them about their lifestyles, beliefs, etc., supplementing this with some history, but instead they feebly try to entertain the viewer with a false sense of immediacy (it's all happening now) and the standard shock situations that have now become cliche in reality shows. If you're a fan of reality shows or of Mark and Olly (though I'm not sure why anyone would be) perhaps this DVD is for you, but anyone wanting to learn more about Amazon natives will be disappointed.

Even the special features were disappointing. In a question & answer section Mark and Olly seemed bored and at a loss to say anything good about the experience. Most of the other special features, including "Further Reflections on the Machigenga", were nothing more than a series of commercials for the show. Not very reflective.

Instead of this I recommend The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa, a fictional account of whites studying the Machigenga.
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By Micheal Pierre on October 27, 2014
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