Keep the River on Your Right - A Modern Cannibal Tale
Keep the River on Your Right - A Modern Cannibal Tale (2000)

In 1955, artist, author, and anthropologist Tobias Schneebaum fulfilled a life-long dream by visiting the jungles of Peru. Seven months later, the New York native returned with remarkable tales of living with a tribe of cannibals, watching… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 29, 2002
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Keep the River on Your Right places the spotlight on a fascinating individual, Tobias Schneebaum.

Steven Mikulan
L.A. Weekly

The Shapiros ... ultimately reveal a frail but mentally robust old man whose gnawing hunger for knowledge led him to shun a safe, comfortable career in art for a series of radically transformative experiences at the world's edges.

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Boston Globe

There's no denying the warmth of Schneebaum's encounters, or his engaging nature. Or the fact that you've never seen a documentary quite like this one, and aren't likely to again.

Jurgen Fauth
About.com

A moving portrait of an astounding life.

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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

A fascinating if somewhat unfocused documentary.

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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

Makes for fascinating, compelling viewing.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... takes you to where Tobias Schneebaum has been and in an engrossing manner lets you see why he went there.

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

Schneebaum, a dull and helpless-looking nonentity at first glance, proves to be an amazingly courageous, inquisitive, remarkable man.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

What begins as a curious document, then, evolves into something more.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Intriguing if somewhat leisurely documentary on anthropologist/artist Tobias Schneebaum.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Tobias Schneebaum certainly engaged in some interesting research on indigenous tribes and their views on homosexuality and marriage but this film was centred on… More