SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Cannibal Tours, 1987

Dennis O’Rourke

Date: 4 December 2019Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 4 December 2019Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film Screening

70 mins

With dry humour and a great deal of irony this film follows wealthy European and American tourists as they journey up the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea in search of “primitive” cultures.   While focusing on the complex relationships and mutual dependencies between the tourists and the indigenous people, the film walks an unsettling line between being both disturbing and charming at the same time.