Following from the previous posting on Disney Corp.’s plans for casting the Caribs of Dominica as cannibals in its sequels to “Pirates of the Caribbean”, readers may be interested in seeing how this news story has spread across the Internet, as well as examining what other sites are posting in criticism of the cannibalistic festish exhibited by Disney and others.
(1) Other news reports:
“Carib Indians protest ‘Pirates’ sequel”. Last Updated Mon, 14 Feb 2005 17:50:02 EST. CBC Arts:
Daily Telegraph: “Disney accused of bad taste over Carib cannibals in pirate movie”. By Tom Leonard in New York (Filed: 15/02/2005).
‘Cannibals’ round on Disney film. Associated Press in Dominica. Tuesday February 15, 2005
“Pirates row over cannibal claims”. Yahoo! Movies: http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/050214/242/fcfh5.html
“DOMINICA: Official defends plans for upcoming Disney film expected to portray indigenous group as cannibals”: A Package of News Briefs From the Caribbean, The Associated Press Published: Feb 15, 2005 :
Carib Chief argues over ‘Pirates’ sequel
Filed: 12:39 GMT, Monday 14th February 2005 — by Daniel Saney:
“Movie Makers Upset Native Indians”. CONTACTMUSIC.COM, 2/15/2005:
(2) Some important notes from other websites and blogs:
Nalo Hopkinson’s Blog:
“Pirates in Dominica: Caribs as Cannibals”–“As the plot for Pirates of the Caribbean II has Dominica’s Caribs practising cannibalism, what’s the basis for the idea that they ate human flesh?…”:
WIKIPEDIA: Cannibalism (also contains an interesting series of sections on various subtopics related to cannibalism)