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
Discusses the life of anthropologist and gay activist, Tobias Schneebaum, and the time he spent among cannibalistic tribes in the 1960s.

Publisher: New York : Docurama : Distributed by New Video Group, 2000
ISBN: 0767049683
Branch Call Number: DVD 985.004 KEEP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: Modern cannibal tale


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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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