I think you missed the whole thrust of this incredible movie, based on a novel written by a Maori novelist. If you are looking for a culture completely separated from the world, there are fewer and fewer place that will meet your needs. How communities engage in the world around them is certainly an interesting topic to me. In addition, there were deep philosophical elements involved in this movie. What is truth? How is truth discovered? What role does tradition serve in discerning the truth. Does truth evolve? The girl represents a post-modern conception truth, embracing tradition, but realizing that truth can be discovered in new ways to new generations. Anyway, my two cents.