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.