Isolated 55 thousand years jarawa tribe faces extinction after contact with civilizationPictolic
The Andaman Islands, between India and Myanmar, deep in the jungle lives the ancient tribe jarawa. Over 55 thousand years, the tribe has remained isolated and untouched by modern civilization until 1998.
Lifestyle jarawa, which evolved throughout the existence of mankind, is undergoing tremendous changes since then, as the natives came into contact with modern humans. Sincere and always happy jarawa after they met with the civilization turned into a "human zoo" — a string of loaded trucks traveling runs through the reservation natives, who are half-naked run up to him and ask for food. And to take pictures, shoot videos and to contact with the tribe members are strictly forbidden by the law, that does not stop the flow of illegal tours.
The whole world was amazed and insulted inappropriate behavior of tourists, which made jarawa to dance and jump in exchange for food. All the people filmed on video and posted to the Internet.
The French writer Alexander Derams (Alexandre Dereims) and producer Claire Bellver (Claire Beilvert) made a documentary film "We — humanity" (We are Humanity) on jarawa and how the modern world is ruthlessly destroys the ancient tribe. Jarawa don't want to be part of the current civilization, however, their existence is constantly interfering.
Now the tribe of 403 people, and they face extinction in less than ten years if the Indian government does not take drastic measures to protect them.
In the language of boghrati, one of andamandskogo languages, the word "garava" means "enemy", "enemy", "stranger". It is not only the name, but also a kind of reputation. For centuries, rumors of a deadly tribe spread around the world, like wildfire, the sailors believed they were even cannibals. "They all have heads just like the big dogs" — as Marco Polo described them after 22-year journey through Asia. However, thanks to the documentary of Gerasa and Belier, it becomes clear that everything is just the opposite.
The complete absence of any contact with the outside world had a major impact. The lifestyle of the tribe has remained unchanged since the stone age. How they hunt, cook and live, is entirely dependent on the whims of nature and makes this tribe unique. Would seem to exist a huge chasm between our moral and social foundations and jarawa. However, learning about their beliefs and how they view the world, we understand that there are those qualities of human nature that unite us all. They also love their children, wives and husbands, happy and sad.
But the world globalization led to the fact that contact with the outside world was inevitable for jarawa. Over the last 30 years the lifestyle of the tribe has undergone a noticeable change — they wear clothes, use scissors and mirrors. For many thousands of years the aborigines used to make candles from bees wax, today they are lanterns, which gave them modern humans. And most of the things they gave the poachers who illegally cross the borders of their reservation and kill wild hogs, which affects the lives of themselves jarawa.
In addition to skirmishes with the poachers, there is another, perhaps more serious threat in the 1970-ies on the Islands was built trunk road, which was supposed to connect the small village to the capital of the Islands. However, over time the road began to use not intended. Despite the ban of the government to get out of the car and a strict organization of traffic on the road, tourists tend to go where the curious and gullible natives out of the jungle, begging for food and dancing, as taught by the corrupt police.
This behavior caught on video and the Internet, which caused an international scandal. Many media called the events "human zoo" or "human Safari".
Experts say that if such contacts do not stop, or jarawa facing extinction from diseases from which the natives had no immunity, or they have to assimilate in the modern world. Although the idea of assimilation into society doesn't sound as scary as extinction, however, the prospects of such an outcome is pretty grim. The territory of the jungle, which is now protected by the state, will be sold and built on. Members of the tribe, without education and financial stability, will be used as cheap labor.