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Married to Adventure: Osa and Martin Johnson’s Films

Date and Time: June 4, 2023, 2:00 PM CT

Location: Chanute Public Library, 111 N Lincoln Ave, Chanute
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Pioneers in the early history of documentary filmmaking, Kansans Osa and Martin Johnson traveled the world filming people and wildlife in early 20th century. Their prolific career took them from the South Seas to Africa, and they shared their adventures across the nation in films, books, and presentations. While considered groundbreaking in their day, nowadays their work can be viewed as exploitative. This presentation will delve into their successes in early filmmaking and revisit their vision for their work against today's differing standards. Presented by Mary Ann Thompson.

Sponsored by: Chanute Public Library


For more information about this event, please contact:
Jeana Lawrence
(620) 431-3820


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