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In 1961, a young Australian medical researcher, Michael Alpers, puts up his hand to work on a new and strange disease in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. For Michael it is the beginning of a lifelong obsession. It is the story of the Fore, a people immersed in a culture of cannibalistic mortuary practices and sorcery in one of the most remote and last known regions on the planet, and the tragic disease that threatened to wipe out their entire population. KURU: THE SCIENCE AND THE SORCERY is one of the most incredible and challenging medical detective stories of the 20th century.

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Crew

Director
Robert Bygott
Writers
Robert Bygott  Peter Du Cane
Producer
Francesca Hope  Peter Du Cane
Executive Producers
John Godfrey
Dir. of Photography
Robert Bygott

Cast

Michael Alpers - Judy Davis (Narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
2010
Genre
Science
Production Company
Siamese Pty Ltd

Sales

International Sales
Siamese Pty Ltd

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