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Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Airman and the Headhunters

About two years ago I stumbled across a brand new book called, The Airman and the Headhunters. It was a riveting story that could hardly have been contrived in the wildest of imaginations. But the crazy thing is that it actually happened!! And the story unfolded near the end of WWII, right in the very area and among the very people that I serve through MAF in Kalimantan. It's really amazing! Anyway, a few months before we left for furlough, a documentary crew from the UK arrived in Tarakan. We flew them around as they filmed a documentary about this stranger-than-life story. This documentary is set to air on PBS this coming Wednesday, November 11 at 8:00 pm.

Please note that I have not seen the documentary, and therefore cannot specifically recommend it. Also, I'm sure there will be some images, story aspects, or reenactments that could be disturbing for young children and others. But if it's anything like the book, it'll be quite a story! To read more about it and see a preview, go here.


Jen said...

Thanks for the FYI. Watched it last night and it was really good and very interesting. =0)

The Zookeeper said...

Thanks so much for posting this!! So interesting. The full episode is now available online from PBS.