A seven-part documentary called The Tribal Eye is a series by BBC that was originally released in 1975. Presented by David Attenborough, this series takes us into a journey through the intricacies of the world of tribal art. We get to travel to new and interesting places and discover different tribal communities. This series gets to examine an array of different and colorful things; from complicated weavings and sculptures to metal casting. We get to witness and discover the different tribal societies from all around the world and their unique artistic activities.
In “Across The Frontiers”, Mr. Attenborough attempts to show us a summary of his vast explorations. He takes us along each of his different journeys through their respective tribal art forms. He explains further the observations he has made and his comments about the key roles of custom, civilization and tradition.