Reviewed in Variety under the title Lady MacKenzie's Pictures, Heart of Africa was a feature-length documentary assembled by Lady Grace MacKenzie, recognized as the first white woman ever to conduct an expedition into Darkest Africa. Such were her accomplishments that a settlement in Kenya, Camp McKenzie, was named after her. The images contained herein included a fascinating shot of a flock of locusts, an idyllic sequence showing a group of water beasts quenching their thirst at a jungle stream, and a frightening vignette involving a charging rhinoceros, which (according the film) was shot and killed by Lady MacKenzie herself. The chief photographer on this project was Hal Sitzenich, who later collaborated with D.W. Griffith on several of the director's 1920s projects. Alas, the film career of Lady Grace MacKenzie was nipped in the bud thanks to the questionable practices of her business manager.
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