Niyi Coker, Jr. | Ota Benga

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Ota Benga

by Niyi Coker, Jr.

A true life documentary about a human caged at the Bronx zoo with the primates.DVD and Bluray.
Genre: World: Benga
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1. Ota Benga - Human at the Zoo.
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In 1904, Congolese pygmy Ota Benga was removed from Central Africa and brought to St. Louis for exhibition at the World's Fair as evidence of an inferior species. At the end of the fair, Ota Benga was sent to New York City's Bronx Zoo, where he was housed with primates and displayed with monkeys as the "missing link" between human and apes. In the eyes of his captors, he served as living proof of Darwin's theory of evolution. This is a revealing -- and disturbing -- documentary.

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