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Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

Directed by
Mark Lewis Mark Lewis

Starring (View all)
Tip Byrne Tip Byrne
Himself - Cane Farmer from Tully
H.W. Kerr H.W. Kerr
Himself - Director of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations, 1933-1943
Glen Ingram Glen Ingram
Himself - Senior Curator Amphibia and Birds, Queensland Museum
Bill Freeland Bill Freeland
Himself - Wildlife Research Officer, Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory
E.S. Edgerton E.S. Edgerton
Himself - Former Member Cane Pest Board
Pat White Pat White
Himself - Cane Farmer from Gordonvale
John Oakes John Oakes
Himself - Resident of Cairns
Patrick Cook Patrick Cook
Himself - Social Commentator

Written by
Mark Lewis Mark Lewis


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Description: This odd documentary is for the audience that can't get enough of off-center, real-life tales akin to those captured by Errol Morris (Gates of Heaven). In the 1930s Australian sugar-cane farmers imported the bufo marinus, or cane toad, from Hawaii to destroy the crop-damaging greyback beetle. In short, the descendents of the original 102 toads virtually took over half a continent. We hear from all sides about the problem: the scientific studies of their mating habits (bruising), defense systems (poison that can kill a predator), and their eating habits (almost anything). Much of Mark Lewis's short film sticks with the common fol ... (more)
UPC: 720229909723
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brtk427 rated this 7/10 8 months ago
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UbikSpray added this to a list 1 year ago
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"I read somewhere that this movie was Herzog's favourite documentary ever, so I had to give it a try and let me tell you: It's priceless. These cane toads were taken from Hawaii to Australia and they conquered the land. I don't want to spoil it for you, it's just a tease. "

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