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Scandal erupts over Bay of Bengal "human safaris"
« on: January 25, 2012, 10:30:09 am »
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The voice in the video comes from a group of tourists, who have travelled to gawk at the Jarawa people as part of a paid tour. The Jarawa are a nomadic tribe who survive off of the land and have lived largely cut off from the outside world until 1998. Survival International, an organisation that fights for the rights of indigenous populations, has dubbed the degrading practice of shuttling tourists out to ogle, film, and photograph the Jarawa people as a “human safari”.

http://observers.france24.com/content/20120116-india-andaman-island-archapelago-jarawa-tribe-human-safari-tourists

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Re: Scandal erupts over Bay of Bengal "human safaris"
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 01:04:06 pm »
This is sad, yes, but not anything new.

There are "human safaris" in South America you can take. Heavily armed "tour guides" lead tourists through the slums so they can say they've seen the real, indigenous people and places of the countries.
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Re: Scandal erupts over Bay of Bengal "human safaris"
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 01:19:24 pm »
This definitely isn't something new but it's being addressed and challenged by indigenous activist groups world wide.
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Re: Scandal erupts over Bay of Bengal "human safaris"
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 04:22:08 am »
I'd be fine with this if they got the people's consent, but something tells me that they don't.
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Re: Scandal erupts over Bay of Bengal "human safaris"
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 08:42:17 am »
I'd be fine with this if they got the people's consent, but something tells me that they don't.

This.  I have nothing against tribes choosing to use such tourism as a means of support (I've been to a village in Panama that does this sort of thing), but exploiting tribes that DO NOT WANT to be stared at by strangers is a very different thing.
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Re: Scandal erupts over Bay of Bengal "human safaris"
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 09:33:57 am »
This is sad, yes, but not anything new.

There are "human safaris" in South America you can take. Heavily armed "tour guides" lead tourists through the slums so they can say they've seen the real, indigenous people and places of the countries.
Yeah definitely got swindled into one in Southern China, they took a tribe out of the jungle and made them do humiliating things. It was a bad one-hour and a total waste of 120 Yuan.