Red Majesty (1929)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This self-promotional documentary was the handiwork of explorer Harold Noice, who in 1924 supervised a heroic rescue assignment, saving several castaways from the treacherous Wrangle Islands. On this occasion, Noice takes the viewer into the wilds of northwestern Brazil. Here dwell the Tariano Indians, whose philosophy of "share and share alike" has transformed their little patch of the world into a modern-day Utopia. Several parallels are drawn between the Tariano lifestyle and that of Soviet communists, though one suspects that, given a choice, the average Russian would have cast his lot with the Indians. Original screenings of Red Majesty were accompanied by a "live" lecture, delivered by Harold Noice himself.