Thursday, November 13, 2014

Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale



2000 American Feature

Cast: Tobias Schneebaum and Norman Mailer
Writers/Directors: David Shapiro and Laurie Gwen Shapiro, based on the memoir Keep the River on Your Right by Tobias Schneebaum

Synopsis:
Retired anthropologist Tobias Schneebaum, who lived with cannibals in the Peruvian Amazon for a year in 1955, returns 45 years later to reunite with the tribesmen he grew to love.

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  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Documentary.
  • Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Tobias Schneebaum's memoir Keep the River on Your Right was first published in 1969. The book is most renowned for its anthropological observation of flesh-eating rituals and the honest, light-hearted style in which it was written.

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