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The Baduy tribe from Banten in Indonesia practice seclusion and reject all modern technology to protect their ancient traditions. For centuries their way of life hasn’t changed. Electricity is outlawed, along with modern modes of communication and formal education. Power lines stop at the border of their lands. But the outside world is creeping in.

The tribe is split in two – the strict inner circle remain ‘pure’, while the outer circle have relaxed some rules. Some have started using mobile phones and solar powered lanterns. Will adopting some aspects of modern technology help the Baduy survive the modern world, or will it destroy their ancient traditions?

Filmed by Aljazeera’s Hassan Ghani.

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