Seppuku, or hara-kiri, was a form of ritual suicide practiced by the samurai in feudal Japan. Part of the bushido honor code, seppuku was used by warriors who were accused of disloyalty. The ceremonial disembowelment was part of an elaborate ritual and performed in front of spectators as recently as 1873, when it was officially abolished.
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Leslie Beaumont and David Garrett
Leslie Beaumont is a documentary filmmaker whose credits include the African adventure "Glory Bound" and "The Sumba Project," which provides a rare glimpse into one of the world’s oldest and intact animist cultures. David Garrett is a Razzie-nominated writer/director who has written feature film scripts for Disney, Paramount, Universal, Dreamworks and MTV.