SBS - Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery (2010)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4098 Kbps | 46mn 0s | 1.41 GiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: NoneGenre: Documentary
This fascinating film is a medical detective story, which looks at the story of Kuru (also known as ‘laughing sickness’) a degenerative neurological disorder found predominately in Papua New Guinea’s Fore people. Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery follows Australian scientist and the world’s leading authority on the disease, Michael Alpers as he retraces his groundbreaking 1962 pioneering research trip deep into the jungles of PNG. The documentary takes its audience into a mysterious world of sorcery, cannibalism and tribal conflict.