The Human Volcano

Directed by Alan Govenar


Details: The Human Volcano 1997, Film and Video, 10:30, color, Produced by Documentary Arts, Inc., Directed by Alan Govenar, Cinematography by Robert Tullier, Editing by Andrew Dean, Production Assistance by Kaleta Doolin

The Human Volcano is a reflexive, first-person narrative by Captain Don Leslie, a sideshow swordswallower, human blockhead, tattooed man, and fire eater. Recounting everything from childhood feelings of being an “oddball” to his injuries as a swordswallower, Captain Don spews flames, lights his tongue on fire, and sings about the circus and tattooing.