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Africa Speaks


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Africa Speaks! is a 1930 American documentary film directed by Walter Futter and narrated by Lowell Thomas.

Plot summary

Paul L. Hoefler heads a 1928 expedition to Africa.


Although the film was shot over the fourteen months of the expedition in the Serengeti of Uganda, a scene involving an attack by a lion on a native was apparently staged at the Selig Polyscope Company in Los Angeles and involved a toothless lion.</>
Hoefler wrote a book entitled Africa Speaks about the expedition that was published in 1931.<></>

DVD release

The film was released on DVD on 3 October 2005.

References in popular culture

The title of the film was parodied in the 1940 cartoon Africa Squeaks and the 1949 Abbott and Costello film Africa Screams.

Category:1930 films
Category:American films
Category:English-language films
Category:American documentary films
Category:Black-and-white documentary films
Category:Films set in the 1920s
Category:Films set in Africa
Category:Films shot in Africa
Category:Ethnofiction films
Category:1930s documentary films

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