Edge of Existence

2006 NR 2 discs

Edge of Existence

2006 NR 2 discs
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Award-winning journalist Donal MacIntyre examines four communities in some of the planet's most unfriendly climes to see how these determined people manage to live, and even thrive, in the face of adversity. This Discovery Channel series follows MacIntyre as he visits a Bedouin tribe in the Arabian Desert, the Quechua Indians of the Andes, a group of crocodile hunters in Papua New Guinea and the sea gypsies of Borneo who rarely set foot on land.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this eye-opening documentary series is a great introduction to the world's cultural diversity. Different customs and religions are explained respectfully, casting light on the featured societies' remarkable survival skills. That said, the show is probably best suited for tweens and teens, since younger viewers won't fully understand the practices and beliefs and may well be upset by occasional scenes of ritualistic animal sacrifice.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Occasional scenes of slaughtering animals are brief but bloody.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Cultures usually have definitive gender roles that seem antiquated but are essential to the survival of the group. The host is respectful of all cultural and religious customs and explains those that may seem foreign to Western viewers.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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