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  • Describes a photographic and ethnographic study running from Feb. 1961 to Nov. 1963 of the Dani, a people dwelling in the Grand Valley of the Baliem, high in the mountains of West New Guinea.


  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
  • Special features include Dead Birds outtakes with filmmaker's original narration and additional commentary by Robert Gardner and Lucien Taylor; unedited camera sequences; two black and white sequences with commentary by Robert Gardner and Lucien Taylor; a television interview with a conversation between Robert Gardner, Octavio Paz and William Alfred; photographs with excerpts read by Robert Gardner from his journals.
  • DVD; NTSC; Dolby AC3; stereo.


  • Disc 1. The Film -- Disc 2. Extras
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