Title: Ark of Lights and Shadows (2018)
Duration: 87 min
Date: 17 April 2019 (Wed), 8:00pm
Venue: Secretariat, The Sabah Society (Above Mr. Bread)


Tajuk Filem / Title: Ark of Lights and Shadows
Jenis / Type: Documentary
Tahun / Year: 2018
Negara Asal / Country: Czech Republic
Tempoh Tayangan / Duration: 90 min
Bahasa / Sarikata: English and Czech with BM subtitles
Pengarah Filem/ Penerbit / Director / Producer: Jan Svatos
Syarikat Pengeluar / Production Company: Art Francesco


They met on Friday, getting married secretly on Sunday. They had to run away from home due to their parents’ wrath, so they rather spent their honeymoon among the cannibals in the South Seas. There they lost their illusions, camera and almost their lives. At the moment when many people would have abandoned filming, Martin and Osa Johnson risked their lives to give the testimony of diminishing wildlife. The film is an authentic footprint of era when filming in Africa itself was more dangerous than lions or malaria. Although they were celebrities admired by Ch. Chaplin or British Royal Family, they are forgotten nowadays. This feature documentary discovers the work and legacy of these outstanding pioneer filmmakers in Africa for the first time in a new perspective.

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