'Dead Birds': Documentary Profiles New Guinea Tribe

Filmmaker Richard Gardner speaks with NPR's Alex Chadwick about his groundbreaking documentary Dead Birds. The film, now out on DVD, offers a stark look at a tribe of people in New Guinea.

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Under the Mountain Wall

A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea

by Peter Matthiessen and Edward Hoagland

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Stories from the Baliem Valley

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