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Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

Australia, 1987 (MIFF 1988, Documentary)

Director: Mark Lewis

This stylised off-heat documentary is thought provoking as well as entertaining because of its unusual mix of biological fact and off-the-cuff comment We see that as cane toads have spread geographically they have also crawled through all social milieu - from old timers who keep them as pets to children who dress them like dolls Reactions vary from the sublime to the sacriligious But whatever reaction it provokes, the cane toad is here to stay

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