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The Mummy Thief

In Toraja, Indonesia, Rambu Solo, is an expensive funeral rite, held for ancestors regardless of the expense, has become an absurdity, leading to the desecration of ancestral burial ground. They will save and work for years to prepare a suitable funeral rite.

This unique culture has maintained the tourism industry. The excess of tourism business led to commercialization. With no better economic development, the burial objects trading becomes an easy way to get extra cash. Poverty forces them to become the mummy thief.

This documentary features a villager who turns into a mummy thief, when he is trapped in the vicious cycle of debts after his family throws an expensive funeral for an ancestor.

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1 × 60'
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HD
YOP
2008
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