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Among the Cannibal Isles

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Also known as Cannibals of the South Seas, this feature-length documentary was the first directorial effort of naturalist Martin Johnson, who was aided and abetted every step of the way by his new wife, Osa Johnson. Filmed "at the risk of life" on the island of Malekula (with brief additional forays into the Solomons and New Hebrides), the production did indeed run into difficulty when, without warning, the normally friendly natives perceived the Johnsons as a threat to their well-being and attacked...more

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