Sorting Out 'The Galapagos Affair'

Apr 24, 2014

Dore Strauch and Friedrich Ritter, who in 1929 became the first couple to settle on the remote island of Floreana, in the Galapagos.
Credit Zeitgeist Films

  History cites the Galapagos Islands as a key inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. But the remote island group west of Ecuador has other, more provocative and mysterious chapters in its own history. One of the strangest, from the 1930s, is revealed in the new documentary film, The Galapagos Affair:  Satan Came to Eden.

The Galapagos Affair opens tonight in  at the Rialto Cinema Sebastopol, with the  filmmakers present for an after-screening Q & A session. You can see the trailer for the film below.