Keep the River on your Right

A Modern Cannibal Tale
(DVD - 2000 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Keep the River on your Right

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Discusses the life of anthropologist and gay activist, Tobias Schneebaum, and the time he spent among cannibalistic tribes in the 1960s.
Title: Keep the river on your right
a modern cannibal tale
Publisher: New York : Docurama : Distributed by New Video Group, 2000
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Lifer Films Production in association with Stolen Car Productions ; presented by Next Wave Films ; directed, written and produced by David Shapiro and Laurie Gwen Shapiro
Notes: DVD features: deleted scenes ; photo/sketch gallery with original artwork by Tobias Schneebaum ; original color illustrations by Tobias Schneebaum from the book Jungle journey ; filmmaker biographies ; Tobias Schneebaum biography ; interactive menus ; scene selection
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Summary: Discusses the life of anthropologist and gay activist, Tobias Schneebaum, and the time he spent among cannibalistic tribes in the 1960s.
Awards & Distinctions: Los Angeles Independent Film Festival special critics award ; Independent Spirt Awards winner
Alternate Title: Modern cannibal tale
ISBN: 0767049683
Branch Call Number: DVD 985.004 KEEP
Credits: Director of photography, Jonathan Kovel ; editor, Tula Goenka ; co-editor, Tom Donahue ; music by Steve Bernstein with Paul O'Leary ; music supervisor, Paul O'Leary ; associate producer, Mark Stolaroff ; executive producers, Peter Broderick and Chris Vroom.
System Details: DVD video ; Dolby digital ; Dolby 5.1 surround
Subject Headings: Schneebaum, Tobias Travel Peru Indians of South America Peru Social life and customs Documentary films
Topical Term: Indians of South America
Documentary films
Publisher No: NVG-9519 Docurama
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Anthropologist and gay activist, Tobias Schneebaum recounts the time he spent among cannibalistic tribes in Peru in the 1960s and returns to New Guinea, where he lived in the 1970s, to visit his Asmat family

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Nov 21, 2013
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 94-minute documentary about the personal history of Tobias Schneebaum, who says, "I am a cannibal... No matter into what far corner of
my mind I push those words, they flash along the surface of my brain like news along the track that runs around the building at Times Square."
In 1955, the New York artist disappeared into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon.
He had no guide, no map, and only the vaguest of instructions: Keep the river on your right.
A year later Tobias emerged from the jungle naked, covered in body paint, and a modern-day cannibal.
It is an amazing, mind-boggling yet thought-provoking documentary.


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