Among the Headhunters (1955)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Social Issues  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The jungle documentaries of Armand and Michaela Denis also found an eager audience in big-city American theaters. Largely financed in England, the Denis productions would quickly make back their cost in the US, then prove profitable on TV. Among the Headhunters was making the video rounds almost immediately after it departed the theatrical circuits. Filmed on location in New Guinea, this film finds the Denis duo living in harmony with a headhunting tribe. Though not overtly violent, the film's head-shrinking scenes may be a bit too strong for sensitive stomachs.

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archaeology, couple, culture [social culture], expedition, headhunter [cannibal], photography, Stone-Age, tribe