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One Man's Journey Part III: The Crocodile River

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From the One Man's Journey series
by Robert Perkins
color, 56 min, 2004

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The Crocodile River explores how crossing international borders and emotional boundaries enables two people of vastly different cultures - one American and one African - to find common ground. The film begins when Perkins embarks on a ten-week exploration of the Limpopo River in southern Africa with Bonus Lunga, a Zimbabwean man who had never left his small village on the shores of Lake Cariba. Perkins' initial goal is to investigate the Africa behind the headlines, but he soon finds himself challenging his own assumptions and stereotypes about Africans. Both travelers come to unique discoveries about the river, its region, its people and each other. The result is a remarkable tale of friendship and the discovery of joy, resilience, and human connection amidst political and economic suffering.

About the One Man's Journey series
One Man's Journey is a three-part series featuring naturalist/explorer/filmmaker Robert Perkins paddling his canoe through his personal and geographic journeys. All three films were broadcast on WGBH in the winter of 2005.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Best of Festival, Waterwalker Film Festival, Toronto, 2004
broadcast, PBS, January, 2005
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 2006
Moondance Film Festival, Colorado, 2005
New England Film & Video Festival, Boston, MA, 2005
Vermont International Film Festival, Burlington, VT, 2005
Black Earth Film Festival, Galesburg, IL, 2005
Best in Field Research, The Explorer's Club Documentary Film Festival, New York, NY, 2006
African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2005

Other films from the One Man's Journey series
PART 1: Into the Great Solitude
PART 2: Talking to Angels

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