Flame and the Fire (1966)
Director: Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau
Writer: Charles Romine
Star: Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau
Documentary filmed in remote locales around the world. Filmed in the remote jungles and out-lands of Brazil, Australia, Africa, and New Guinea, this film depicts social and religious practices among little-known tribes. Foremost among these are: the Gourd Men of New Guinea, who wear gourds on their genitals as symbols of both tribal and agricultural fertility; the Kukukuku, also of New Guinea, a cannibalistic tribe who smoke-cure their dead; the Suza tribe of Brazil, whose married males wear wooden discs as large as 6 inches in diameter in their lower lips and also make a concoction similar to DDT to drug and catch fish; and the Wailbri tribe of Australia. Also shown are African Pygmies, the towering Masai, and the vanishing Auen tribe of the Kalahari Desert.