Korubo: A Fight to the End

2004 ,    »  -   13 Comments
Ratings: 8.79/10 from 70 users.

The last white men these Amazon hunters killed were three loggers on the Quixito River. The Korubo go out from time to time to collect some of the enemy's souls, to honor their dead and revenge them. Their hunting party begins on a low heat. A vegetable resin is the aromatic fuel for the hunting session to come. The weapon which defines them as a people, the club, is set aside for the moment. They sit on top of it, relaxed, before the cameras. The smoke, is the fragrant curtain of this centuries-old theater.

To kill men or animals, it is necessary to paint oneself red. This is what Shishu does. He uses the seeds of the annatto plant. The darts for the blowgun must be poisoned. Poison's main active ingredients are derived from a vine, which they scrape with a scraper that is made from the teeth of a monkey. These are a cultured and self-sufficient people.

The Korubo have a great appreciation for the river snails. They help them to refine their marksmanship. The shells are used to make the sites for their four meter long blowguns. After an hour, everything is ready for the hunt. Now the jungle will have to do its part.

Shishu adds counterweights to the darts impregnated with poison. He has gone out hunting for his wife, for his queen, and he listens attentively to what nature has to say. He is one of many. In these parts, nature's pyramid has no apex. Hunter and prey enjoy life equally and speak the same language.

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13 Comments / User Reviews

  1. 1concept1

    Can you imagine bringing a group of these people right from there to NY City? Just like they are. I guess they would be locked up for indecent exposure. They have more in common with a tree frog then they do me, not really but you know what I mean. always nice to view these type of docs on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Calming

    Now I guess I'll search for a good George Bush, Obama doc and kcuf my head up good and then get on here in this comment section and rip my heart out and yours too. mm

    Why have they evolved so different from us? I know we have got to be from another planet these people are more suited for this planet.

    I don't know just thinking out loud.

  2. Artales
  3. Artales

    "To kill men or animals"

    We are animals.

  4. oQ
  5. oQ

    Who knows, is it possible that if you spent 6 months with them, you would come to realize that you have more in common with them than you have with the white collar New Yorkers?
    Just thinking out loud.

  6. bringmeredwine
  7. bringmeredwine

    Another beautiful film brought to us by the same people who introduced us to the Zo'e Tribe.
    Not as cinematic but certainly touching and well done.
    Was horrified and fascinated watching the men catch the electric eels.
    And the babies were adorable to watch while they frolicked in the rain.
    I enjoyed it..

  8. bringmeredwine
  9. bringmeredwine

    I know what you mean.

  10. Imightberiding
  11. Imightberiding

    Excellent. Thanks for another good one TDF.

  12. a_no_n
  13. a_no_n

    ok first of all, they would probably be WAY too cold to walk around butt naked in new york...they're people, they're naked because it's REALLY hot in Brazil!

    And they haven't "Evolved" differently to us, again I stress they're human beings...Their culture just hasn't gone the same way as ours, because they've been isolated, they haven't had war as a constant driving force like everyone else...The reason we're so different is because Europe was at constant war for the best part of 2000 years. War makes national identities and arms races, which gave us technological progressions to the point where we could out and enslave the rest of the world. this tribe didn't need to go through all of that because they've got no neighbours to war with, and so they just carried on as normal.


    The innocence and the harmony these peoples creaated with nature is admirable they don't have the corruption of the west and should be left alone unfortunatelly they will vanish because us

  16. Pendejo
  17. Pendejo

    Why did you have to corrupt this documentary with racism?

    also sometimes called racialism,
    is generally defined as actions, practices, or beliefs that reflect a
    according to which members of a race
    share a set of characteristic traits, abilities, or qualities, such
    as personality, intellect, morality, or other cultural behavioral
    characteristics and which means that races can be ranked as
    inherently superior
    or inferior to others

    Did the “white man”
    bring menopause and osteoporosis.

    Did the “white man”
    bring clubs and war path?

    has been known to mankind for thousands of years. Around 7,000-12,000
    years ago with increase in temperatures in Africa, rise in humidity
    creating new water sources and the start of agriculture in the Middle
    East and North East Africa there were several water bodies and pools
    of water. This led to a favorable climate and area for breeding and
    transmission of malaria parasites and its carrier, the mosquito.

  18. Marcia Weisz
  19. Marcia Weisz

    Looks like the next thing to Paradise before man's Fall. I can't help envying them and wish we could live like that. I wish them well and loved the documentary.

  20. Malako
  21. Malako

    fine dcumentary but why the endless referrals to "the white man" and "the whites"? useless and highly infectious categorizing of people by skin color. white/black/yellow or purple, don't blame yourself for the atrocities commited by people of similar skin tone.

  22. rickeytaylor
  23. rickeytaylor

    Why do they have to say "the white man"? Probably because is the whites (white supremacy) who are destroying people like them and their habitat. Haven't you read 'Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon' ?

  24. NotMentioning
  25. NotMentioning

    Am I the only person in the world who gets excited by seeing tribals going extinct? I know I shouldn't feel that way, but I do. Their culture and lives are going to end sooner or later anyway, might as well be sooner. There's no place for people like this in today's world.

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