CULTURAL AUTOPSY 14
THE NEW FOREST
Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt
The New Forest
ROY VILLEVOYE & JAN DIETVORST (THE NETHERLANDS 2004, VIDEO, 82:00 MIN)
The New Forest is a film that throws our exotic view of the Asmat Papuas into disarray and presents us with a new view of this so-called paradise on earth. For once there is no voice-over in this film that speaks on their behalf and avoids all questions that might in any way interfere with our projection of the happy and exotic jungle dwellers. The stereotypical contrast between the inhabitants of the rain forest and our own life and situation is here evident, but despite the confusing distance the get to know them closely and can truly sympathise with all they go through.
(This selection is curated by IMPAKT)