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Netflix Documentary: Cannibals Ate Michael Rockefeller Alive

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Netflix announced the release of the documentary The Search for Michael Rockefeller, which depicts of the fate of the youngest child of former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, who was reportedly devoured by cannibals.

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The film, which was produced in 2011, will be released Feb. 1. and will confirm the fate of the man, reports Page Six.

According to the plot summary, In 2007, filmmaker Fraser C. Heston, son of Charlton Heston, discovered a cache of lost footage shot by adventure-author Milt Machlin during his expedition to the cannibal coast of New Guinea in 1969, in search of the lost scion, Michael Rockefeller.

The film also includes previously unreleased footage and eyewitness interviews, including some startling revelations, “which shed new light on the unsolved mystery of Michael’s disappearance.”

The film’s director, the younger Heston, wrote about the story:

The disappearance of Michael Rockefeller is one of the enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th Century. In 1961, Michael Rockefeller left on a voyage down the cannibal coast of New Guinea in a trading canoe.

Several miles off shore, heavy seas swamped his craft. After a night adrift, Rockefeller set out to swim for the distant shore, leaving his companion with the fateful words: “I think I can make it…” He was never seen again. Or was he?

 

 


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