Cannibal Tours

Australia, 1987

Film
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This witty, charming film follows a group of rich and bourgeois tourists on a journey along the Sepik River in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. The camera watches and assesses as the travellers meet the natives who live in the villages along the route. The two sides tell their own stories, revealing to the viewer the comparisons between them. Above all, “Cannibal Tours” affords us a glimpse of the real reasons why “civilised” people wish to encounter the “primitive”. Rated: PG

Credits

co-producer

Laurence J. Henderson

Chris Owen

Duration

01:10:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300205

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tourism

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tourist trade

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Papua New Guinea - Economic conditions

Places → Papua New Guinea

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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