original title: Schiave Bianche: Violenza in Amazzonia
aka: White Slave, Cannibal Holocaust 2: The Catherine Miles Story, Forest Slave
Director: Mario Gariazzo
Starring: Elvire Audray, Will Gonzales, Dick Campbell, Andrea Coppola, Dick Marshall
Only one thing kept her alive
18 year old Catherine Miles travels from London down to the Orinoco River in the Amazon to visit her parents who owns a plantation field there. While out on a boat trip, they get attacked by a local tribe. Catherine’s parents are brutally slaughtered while she is drugged by a poisonous dart.
She is taken away by the tribe, led by a strong warrior named Umukai, and taken to their village. There she is sold to the highest bidder and kept captive. While also trying to adjust to life in the jungle with the tribe, she also tries to find a way to revenge her parents and also get out of the jungle and back to civilization.
Amazonia was released as Cannibal Holocaust 2 in several countries in Europe and I’m sure there was plenty of disappointed viewers who rented it expecting something grizzly and brutal. This film is something very different. Yeah, it does take place in the jungle and does feature a native tribe, but it’s not about “civilized” people vs. natives or anything like that. Instead it’s more of a drama about… love. Yes, love!