Pentecost Island, one of dozens of islands that make up the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, is a breathtaking landscape. The native people live ensconced in a lush rainforest, and although they are surrounded by beauty, their existence is precarious. Here, life is a constant struggle to survive.
To ensure a plentiful bounty during the harvest season, the men of Pentecost Island take part in a perilous annual ritual knows as land diving. This dangerous practice involves plunging to the earth from atop a tall, wooden tower, with nothing but tree vines tied around the ankles to break the fall. For those who perform the risky spiritual feat, a good yam crop for the year requires a literal leap of faith.
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