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Mary Ann Thompson, Speaker

Retired Kansas Room librarian at the Hays Public Library and instructor at Fort Hays State University

Married to Adventure: Osa and Martin Johnson's Films

Pioneers in the early history of documentary filmmaking, Kansans Osa and Martin Johnson traveled the world filming people and wildlife in the 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. 

Contact Mary Ann directly about speaking at your event:
maryannthompson459@gmail.com
(785) 628-6399
Hays

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