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Harmony Korine's 'The Legend of Cambo'

When Cambo's parents went through a brutal divorce, he fled to the backwoods of Alabama to be alone. No traffic, no people, no responsibility – just pure survival. Director Harmony Korine tells his story.

VICE Staff

VICE Staff

While his parents were out working four jobs, Cambo spent his time learning how to survive in the rough backwoods of Alabama. When they went through a brutal divorce, he naturally fled to the woods to be alone. No traffic, no people, no responsibility—just pure survival.

The plan was to wait out his adolescence there until he could legally live life without his parents. He ended up spending two years alone in the wild. This episode of Profiles by VICE, from director Harmony Korine, tells Cambo's story.