SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dennis O’Rourke, Cannibal Tours 1988, (70 mins).


Date: 5 December 2018Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 5 December 2018Time: 3:00 PM

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

Type of Event: Film Screening

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.