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Safari Film Fest Celebrates KS Couple

MartinAndOsaFrom 1917 to 1936, Kansans Martin and Osa Johnson set up camp in some of the most remote areas of the world and provided a photographic record of the wildernesses of Kenya, the Congo, British North Borneo and the Solomon and New Hebrides Islands. (Photo Courtesy of Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum)

Two of the most legendary and intrepid explorers of the 1920s were both Kansas natives...Martin and Osa Johnson. Their adventures, captured on film, enthralled Depression-era audiences and documented wildlife and cultures that have since disappeared. This weekend, the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute is hosting a film festival featuring some of their pioneering film work, along with some other adventure-oriented movies. KPR's Laura Lorson talked with this year's Safari Film Fest keynote speaker, Dick Houston, about the Johnsons and their importance in the history of film.

Dick Houston is a movie preservationist and elephant conservationist...he's the keynote speaker at this weekend's Safari Film Fest in Chanute. For more information on the film festival and other associated events, visit the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum webpage.


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