The Search For Michael Rockefeller, a documentary about one of the 20th century’s great unsolved mysteries, will be available on Netflix next year, according to Richard Johnson. The film tells tells the story of the great-grandson of the founder of Standard Oil, Michael Rockefeller. Michael was the son of Nelson Rockefeller, who was the governor of New York when his 23-year-old son went to New Guinea to photograph the native Asmat people. He never returned, disappearing after a boat he was traveling capsized. The film confirms the long believed theory that Michael Rockefeller was eaten by the people he went to photograph.
The Search For Michael Rockefeller was shown at some film festivals in 2011. Netflix will mark its first chance for a broad audience. A larger audience would probably have tuned in to see a Rockefeller eaten by cannibals before the price of gas dropped so much recently. But it should still be a draw.