The British Tribe Next Door

The British Tribe Next Door

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sassthathoopie

Original Poster:

807 posts

173 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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Is any one else watching this?!

Channel 4 are usually pretty 'right on'. Presumably there were plenty of cultural impact assessments conducted before they plonked a Durham terrace house next to a Namibian tribal village?!

It's got to make some sort of impact when full grown adults are using mirror, stairs and a metal detector for the first time!

pidsy

5,805 posts

115 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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The stairs bit was brilliant.

Greatest bond in 2 days is a love of cleaning. Dad looks like he’s in over his head.

ian in lancs

3,523 posts

156 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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W T A F !

Megaflow

7,224 posts

183 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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I watched it. I thought it was very good until they showed her the mirror, and something about that I was quite uncomfortable with, not a clue why.

I also didn’t like it when the daughter wouldn’t take on their traditional dress, I know it’s hard for them, but it has to work both ways.

Shuvi McTupya

24,037 posts

205 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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Watching it on +1.

I bet that tribe doesn't have +1..

I haven't got to the bit where the younger sister doesn't want to adopt the local dress but it is hardly surprising a teenage girl doesn't want to wander around with her baps out.

I hope Scarlett feels the same way!




Mcphisto

640 posts

93 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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It is Scarlet! I was hoping she would say okay lick

I enjoyed it, I liked the whole idea, found it interesting.

Edited by Mcphisto on Tuesday 22 October 23:13

kev1974

4,008 posts

87 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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Mirror bit had to be staged or at least exaggerated, you're telling me they have nothing at all shiny or reflective in their possessions? Never seen a reflection in a puddle or stream or even a bowl of water? The fleet of trucks and plant that have to have been there to erect the fake house or deliver its massive stock of water, none of them had mirrors on? No other cars or trucks ever come along that handy road that the Moffat family drove along?

Surprised St. Greta didn't pop up to complain about the fumes and noise that the generators for the fake house set or the tv crew camp must have been belching out out of shot.

ian in lancs

3,523 posts

156 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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Once past the incredulity of the concept I found utterly fascinating

El stovey

34,490 posts

221 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com...

The guardian aren’t happy. hehe

ETA neither are any reviews apparently.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.independent.co....

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/metro.co.uk/2019/10...

Etc





Edited by El stovey on Wednesday 23 October 07:25

Megaflow

7,224 posts

183 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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kev1974 said:
Mirror bit had to be staged or at least exaggerated, you're telling me they have nothing at all shiny or reflective in their possessions? Never seen a reflection in a puddle or stream or even a bowl of water? The fleet of trucks and plant that have to have been there to erect the fake house or deliver its massive stock of water, none of them had mirrors on? No other cars or trucks ever come along that handy road that the Moffat family drove along?

Surprised St. Greta didn't pop up to complain about the fumes and noise that the generators for the fake house set or the tv crew camp must have been belching out out of shot.
Good point. Maybe that’s what was uncomfortable about it, it was totally fake...

hehe

abzmike

2,916 posts

64 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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We watched it by accident. Highlight for me was Scarlett's dad having a walk with the senior man from the village - They were talking about walking the dog - The villager was aghast that that dad picked up the dog's st... Brilliant moment.

Cantaloupe

1,056 posts

18 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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Very enightening, I learned a lot about other cultures.

Thank you Channel 4.


Riley Blue

16,999 posts

184 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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kev1974 said:
Mirror bit had to be staged or at least exaggerated, you're telling me they have nothing at all shiny or reflective in their possessions? Never seen a reflection in a puddle or stream or even a bowl of water? The fleet of trucks and plant that have to have been there to erect the fake house or deliver its massive stock of water, none of them had mirrors on? No other cars or trucks ever come along that handy road that the Moffat family drove along?

Surprised St. Greta didn't pop up to complain about the fumes and noise that the generators for the fake house set or the tv crew camp must have been belching out out of shot.
I'm sure one of the tribes people said. "It's like water on the wall."

kev1974

4,008 posts

87 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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El stovey said:
I get that the programme was somewhat of a cringefest, and something only the most Alan Partrige of commissioning editors would be proud to green light. But I'm struggling to see how it was actually racist like two of those links say? Sure it highlighted many differences between how the Himba tribe and the Moffat tribe live, but not really any more so than a documentary about life in a Brazilian favela might?

By those reviewers' standards, Crocodile Dundee must be some pretty disgraceful racist filth.