Unexplained, The: Cannibals
Contrary to popular belief, the act of eating human beings is not confined to ancient tribes in distant jungles - it has been part of civilization for millennia, and is among us still today.
Whether a sacred ritual or gory crime, cultural taboo or bleak necessity, cannibalism has always both fascinated and repulsed. The Unexplained examines the long and enigmatic history of cannibalism, exploring its ancient origins and searching for an answer to the question: What makes people cannibals? The program also investigates some of the most famous cases of cannibalism - including the tragic Donner Party and the horrific crimes of Andrei Chikatilo - and ventures into the dense jungles of New Guinea, where some tribes may still practice ritual human sacrifice.
Informative and thoroughly engrossing, Cannibals offers a rare window into one of the most feared, reviled, and mysterious practices known to mankind.