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Adventure: The Cocaine-Eaters of Colombia


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A weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.

The Makuna Indians, living on one of the remote headwaters of the Amazon, have the reputation of being drug addicts. Brian Moser and Donald Tayler travel upstream to try to record the life of this strange tribe. The going is hard and on one of the rapids their canoe capsizes. The film stock and a camera are saved and, with their cameraman, they go on to enter Makuna territory and film the closely guarded methods of preparing cocaine.
Described by Brian Moser.


Explorer/narrator: Brian Moser
Explorer: Donald Tayler
Filmed by: Niels Halbertsma
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: David Attenborough

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Adventure: The Cocaine-Eaters of Colombia

BBC Television, 25 May 1962 20.50

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