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.
Occasional scenes of slaughtering animals are brief but bloody.
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.
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