"If Monty Python produced a National Geographic Special, it would be Cane Toads!
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). Told with a great amount of wit, this documentary illustrates that the strangest things on film are always true."
Wednesday, Feb 23th
Media Projection Room
Popcorn will be served!