Blackface is the story of a colonial hunter who goes in search of some exotic monkeys. Shooting them for sport.
He is warned away by a tribal elder, who warns the ‘brave’ and arrogant explorer about an immortal monkey. The explorer scoffs at the idea and sets off in search of his trophy.
The elder casts a spell over the intrepid explorer.
Watch the film to see what happens after the explorer finds and shoots a beautiful golden monkey….
BRONZE CHALLENGE: Summarize the story in your own words.
SILVER CHALLENGE: What is the explorers attitude towards the Natives? What effect does this have on him in the story?
GOLD CHALLENGE: Write a short story about the Legend of the Eternal Monkey – remember some of the legends we read earlier in the year and use a similar style.