“The Cannibal In The Jungle” is the name of an untrue story Animal Planet aired. Why it is so interesting? Because the two hour movie combines the fictional story of Dr. Timothy Darrow and real scientific discoveries. From the synopsis:
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“Dr. Timothy Darrow is a scientist who is convicted of eating and killing two of his workmates in the Indonesian jungle back in 1977. Dr. Timothy Darrow blames the murders of his workmates on an ape/human-like creature during his trial. The case becomes known worldwide as The American Cannibal case. Could Darrow’s claims be true? Is he an innocent man convicted of murder or is he a delusional killer? Tune in to Animal Planet tonight at 9/8c.”
Animal Planet teases that it will follow a team of scientists on an expedition deep in the jungle of Flores, Indonesia, a remote place that claims to have hobbits: another species of humans that stand three-feet-tall.
If you missed it and think that you have a strong enough stomach for this sort of thing then you will have a second chance to see the movie. There will be an encore presentation Thursday May 27th at 9 PM Eastern time.