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Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Director  Cherry Kearton
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Language  Silent film English intertitles
Release date  1910 (1910)

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Roosevelt in Africa is a film by Cherry Kearton, released in 1910. It is a documentary featuring Theodore Roosevelt in Africa. It is shot in silent black and white.

One of the biggest headline-grabbing stories of 1910 was former president Theodore Roosevelt's safari into Africa. Landing in Mombasa in 1909, Roosevelt spent months in the wilds of East Africa, hunting big game in parts of what are now Kenya and Uganda.

For some of this journey, he was accompanied by famed British bird-and-animal photographer Cherry Kearton, who shot wildlife and native scenes with a hand-cranked motion picture camera. Among the scenes captured by Kearton's camera were a number of Maasai gatherings and dances – although the Maasai were incorrectly identified in the film's slates as "Zulus."

Quick to cash in on the media frenzy, the Selig company of Chicago, actually released a fake documentary which it had shot at its own California game preserve, using a lookalike actor as a stand-in for Roosevelt when necessary.

Motion Picture Patents Company, using Pathe as its distribution arm, responded by releasing the authentic Kearton footage under the title Roosevent in Africa.

Kearton had dreamed of filming an African lion, but was unable to do so during the Roosevelt voyage. The fake Selig film did feature a lion – a tamed aged lion.

References

Roosevelt in Africa Wikipedia
Roosevelt in Africa IMDb


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