by Lye Tuck-Po
18 September 2023
The anthropologist won this round. Kuala Yong, February 2010, with Sarik, Bateyu, and Cipyɛp.
This game is called anthropologist-baiting. It is much enjoyed by Batek children, and is played whenever the anthropologist in residence produces a camera. This game may have its roots in 1990s fieldwork, but persists to this day possibly due to inter-generational transfer of knowledge.
A boy running away from the camera, trying to hide behind his mother, Taŋuy (February 2017)