Up 40,648 this week

Kwaheri: Vanishing Africa (1964)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 52 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

"Documentary" about an expedition through darkest Africa in search of a jungle medicine man who performs bizarre (and illegal) skull surgeries. Along the way there is much footage of ... See full summary »


0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 65 titles
created 25 Mar 2011
a list of 949 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
a list of 426 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
a list of 52 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
list image
a list of 14 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Kwaheri: Vanishing Africa (1964)

Kwaheri: Vanishing Africa (1964) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kwaheri: Vanishing Africa.





Credited cast:
Kwaheri ...


"Documentary" about an expedition through darkest Africa in search of a jungle medicine man who performs bizarre (and illegal) skull surgeries. Along the way there is much footage of various animals being butchered, natives with gross birth defects and primitive local rituals. Written by

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

exploitation | mondo | See All (2) »


SHOCKING! Brain Surgery Without Drugs-Fires of Puberty-Power of the Hexes! See more »





Parents Guide:





Release Date:

9 December 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kwaheri  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Edited into Inhumanities (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

pretty shocking stuff
22 November 1999 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

For fans of the first wave of "mondo" films this is actually pretty obscure and over the top stuff definitely worth seeing. For those not familiar with or interested in the genre, it seems like as good a place as any to start. Unlike some of the classic Italian-made "shocumentaries" of the early-to-mid sixties, this one was produced by Americans, and concentrates solely on Africa, specifically dealing with the vanishing of the old and bringing in of the new. That's the stated intention and theme anyway, but obviously it's a load of crap. While the narration dotes on endlessly about the "old ways", etc, etc., we all know the point is to show as much outrageous animal slaughter, weird native rituals and natural anomalies as possible. Like most films of this type that I've seen, this one comes off as a cross between staged nonsense ("Africa Blood and Guts") and real life strangeness ("Mondo Cane"), but tends to move quite slowly and is actually pretty racist in its condescending tone and exploitative feel. Highlights that set this above some of the others include some pretty messed up birth defects and tumors, milking of poisonous snakes for their venom and an open brain surgery operation that must be seen to be believed. As I mentioned, this is pretty over-the-top and outrageous, but it left me with a feeling of phoniness, This is the kind of movie that inspired the infamous "Cannibal Holocaust" and is worth seeing as a slice of film history if for no other reason.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Kwaheri Poster thelowells
Hokushin Tape safc1987
Discuss Kwaheri: Vanishing Africa (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: